14 rue de l'Ecole de Pharmacie, Montpellier
From June 3 to September 17, 2023
Opening on June 2, 2023, from 6 to 9 pm at MO.CO. Panacée
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The monograph devoted the Cuban born, American artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) at MO.CO. Panacée brings together about one hundred works from over fifteen years of production (1968-1985). The exhibition explores in particular how the artist never ceased to reinvent herself, developing an original, ephemeral sculptural language, at times performative in act, nourished by her research into primitive myths and rock art.
The exhibition focuses especially on revealing her relationship to the visible and the invisible, her way of rendering the unspeakable intelligible through the trace of the body, and how it relates to nature. It is not intended to be a retrospective show, but rather to celebrate the relevance of such political and vibrant contemporary work.
In was produced with MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain), in collaboration with Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland).
Under the artistic direction of Numa Hambursin, general director of the MO.CO.
Vincent Honoré, director of exhibitions
Rahmouna Boutayeb, curator
Assisted by Alexis Loisel-Montambaux
The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated publication introduced by Numa Hambursin and Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya, in addition to unpublished texts by Géraldine Gourbe, Carla Guardiola Bravo and Rahmouna Boutayeb, as well as an interview of Raquel Cecilia Mendieta with Vincent Honoré.
Publisher : This Side Up
Alongside the exhibition
The screening of the short documentary Ana Mendieta, Nature Inside by Raquel Cecilia, followed by a discussion during the "Jeudis MO.CO. Panacée" will allow us to discover key moments in the life and work of Ana Mendieta.
Thursday 1 st June at 7pm. MO.CO. Panacée, 14 rue de l'Ecole de Pharmacie.