Ana Mendieta and Body Subjectivity

More Works by Ana Mendieta

“Her body was the subject and object of the work. She used it to emphasize the societal conditions by which the female body is colonized as the object of male desire and ravaged under masculine aggression. "
-Kaira M. Cabañas


Mendieta’s focus on the body as both subject and object alters the subject-object social relations of knowing. She positioned herself, a female and ethnic Other, as a subject and recognized the contingency between the individual body and the social body; her art takes us across the borders of individual and social, self and Other, subject and object.
-Kaira M. Cabañas


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