Where Is Ana Mendieta? In Long Beach, Kind of
A group called WHEREISANAMENDIETA protested the Tate's and MOCA's Carl Andre show (2016-17). Andre, Mendieta's husband, is widely blamed for her mysterious death. Male curators and museum directors are widely blamed for the mysterious fact that there has not been a retrospective of Mendieta's brief though influential career.
The Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, will cover the influential part with "Extracorporeal: Contemporary Latin American + Latino Art." Pegged to the 70th anniversary of Mendieta's birth, it's a group show of five contemporary artists influenced by Mendieta: Carmen Argote, Tadeo Muleiro, Antonio Paucar, Daniela Riojas, and Roberto Tondopó. Curated by Edward Hayes, it runs March 24–July 29, 2018.
Shown, a still from Antonio Paucar's video Suspendido en un Queñua (2014).