Ana Mendieta

naviga tra le immagini e le parole delle artiste

Documentation of an untitled performance with flowers, Intermedia studio, University of Iowa,ca.1973

“It was during my childhood in Cuba that I first became fascinated by primitive art and cultures.

It seems as if these cultures are provided with an inner knowledge, a closeness to natural resources. And it is this knowledge, which gives reality to the images they have created.

This sense of magic, knowledge, and power found in primitive art has influenced my personal attitude toward art making. I have thrown myself into the very elements that produced me, using the earth as my canvas and my soul as my tools”

Ana Mendieta

L’Avana, Cuba, 1948 – New York, Stati Uniti, 1985