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dc.contributor.authorBest, Susan
dc.description.abstractBackground: This exhibition of lens based media by the Cuban American artist, Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), drew out her eco-feminist inclinations. It included photographs and a film from her most well known Silueta Series as well as the full suite of photographs from the Rupestrian sculpture series. Research Contribution: The exhibition was designed to complement the survey show of Indigenous artist, Dale Harding, indicating the deep connection to land shared by the two artists. Both artists are interested in ancient rock art and its contemporary relevance--pointing to the importance of land for understanding identity Research significance: This is the first survey of the work of Ana Mendieta in Australia. The show was favourably reviewed in various national and international journals: Vault, Artguide, Art Asia Pacific and Eyeline. In association with the exhibition there were a number of public programs. The exhibition draws on my research funded by an ARC Discovery grant and previously published in an award winning book, Visualizing Feeling: Affect and the Feminine Avant-garde.
dc.format.mediumThe ancient practice of drawing in and on nature, and the modern distancing technology of film and photography
dc.publisherInstitute of Modern Art
dc.publisher.placeInstitute of Modern Art
dc.relation.ispartoflocationJudith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley
dc.subject.fieldofresearchVisual Arts and Crafts
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArt Theory and Criticism
dc.titleAna Mendieta: Connecting to the Earth
dc.typeCreative work
dc.type.descriptionT1_1 Web-based exhibition (Major Research)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBest, S, Ana Mendieta: Connecting to the Earth, 2019
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gro.griffith.authorBest, Susan M.

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