Prestel Verlag, Munich, 2008
out of print
Ana Mendieta meticulously documented her ephemeral site-specific artworks, on beaches and in rivers, across flowery fields, and against walls of rock. Here for the first time, Olga Viso, the leading authority on the artist, presents a beautifully curated representative selection of photographs and drawings from the artist’s archive, only a small selection of which has been previously published. The volume traces Mendieta’s early studies as an art student in Iowa; the genesis of her signature works, the archetypal female forms known as siluetas; and public art projects, including ones being eveloped at the time of her tragic death in 1985.