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¤ Ana Mendieta

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¤ Christine Redfern

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Body Tracks

Philomène Longpré, Xia 2011 (photo credit Bruce Barbour)
Philomène Longpré, Xia 2011 (photo credit Bruce Barbour)

Philomène Longpré, Xia 2011, Interactive video performance
(photo credit Bruce Barbour)
24 Mar 2012 – 13 May 2012

Body Tracks foregrounds the life and art of Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), who despite being a prolific performance and body artist from the 1970s is unknown to many artists under forty. Her career serves as an illustration of feminist art practices of the 1970s and the backlash against that movement in the mid 1980s. The exhibition presents a collection of works that show a female performing. Curator Christine Redfern seeks to examine issues first raised in the 1970s by artists like Mendieta and continue to be raised by contemporary artists. It includes a 1976 video projection, Anima by Ana Mendieta, an interactive video-performance by Philomène Longpré, Xia, and the original drawings from the graphic novel Who is Ana Mendieta? written by Christine Redfern and illustrated by Caro Caron. With the brutal nature of Mendieta’s history presented alongside the disquieting imagery of Longpré’s performance, the exhibition acts as a catalyst for discussions about violence against women.

Financial Support from the Canada Council for the Arts is gratefuly acknowledged. Thanks to the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for additional funding for Philomène Longpré.

OPENING RECEPTION
Please join us on Saturday 24 March, 2-4pm for the opening reception for Body Tracks. Guest Curator and author of Who is Ana Mendieta? Christine Redfern and artist Philomène Longpré will give opening remarks.



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Philomène Longpré, Xia 2011 (photo credit Bruce Barbour)       


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