Author(s): Olga M. Viso
Among the compelling and iconic images of art in the 1970s are the investigations of performance and experimental media by Ana Mendieta. This volume traces Mendieta's studies as an art student in Iowa; the genesis of her signature works, the archetypal female forms known as siluetas; and, public art projects.
OLGA VISO served as director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. before being named director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 2008. She is the author of several books on contemporary Latin American art. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.B