Who is Ana Mendieta? (Blindspot Graphics)

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"Ana's death is one of millions that, despite four decades of feminist struggle, remain underestimated—social crimes that have yet to be fully confronted. . . . The very directness of the graphic novella is an ideal vehicle for the outrage women feel about the extent of domestic and general violence against us. May there be many more visual outcries like this one, to avenge the loss of women like Ana Mendieta."—Lucy Lippard, from the introduction

Who Is Ana Mendieta? is a cultural biography of a Cuban American feminist artist working on the cusp of rebellion and regression. Jackson Pollock careens into a tree, killing another and himself; Frida Kahlo begins to be received as a significant painter, not only the muse of Diego Rivera; William Burroughs plays William Tell with an apple on his wife's head; Carolee Schneemann pulls a feminist screed out of her vagina and reads it aloud at a performance; Valerie Solanas shoots Andy Warhol. Ana Mendieta, whose bold work about the female body and violence was changing the course of art history, "went out the window" of the New York City apartment she shared with her husband, sculptor Carl Andre, at the height of her career. Andre was tried and acquitted of her murder, and the legacy of Mendieta has been shrouded ever since.

Christine Redfern and Caro Caron are artists living and working in Montreal.

Lucy Lippard is an internationally known curator, artist, and writer.


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Christine Redfern: Christine Redfern is an artist living and working in Montreal. Her drawings and animations have been screened and exhibited internationally. Her writing has appeared in local, national and international publications, such as: The Montreal Mirror, Canadian Art,, Globe & Mail, National Post, ARTnews, and Contemporary in London. Her interviews with contemporary artists appear each Saturday in the Montreal Gazette, where she is currently the writer on visual arts.
Caro Caron: Illustrator, painter, and cartoonist, Caro Caron has also been a body painter and a professional make-up artist for the past fifteen years. Published notably in the Cyclops anthologies, King Can, comix, Awaye Dzigidzine!, Mr. Ferraille and Hôpital Brut (Dernier Cri).
Lucy Lippard: Lucy Lippard is an internationally known curator, artist, and writer. Her awards and fellowships include: the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Frank Mather Award, and two National Endowment for the Arts in criticism. Lippard has written twenty books and written art criticism for Art in America, the Village Voice, In These Times, and Z Magazine. She has also curated over 50 exhibitions and founded artist organizations such as Printed Matter, the Heresies Collective, Political Art Documentation/Distribution, and Artists Call against US Intervention in Central America.

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