Protesters crossing Millennium Bridge en route to Tate Modern (all photos by and courtesy Charlotte Bell)

Protesters crossing Millennium Bridge en route to Tate Modern (all photos by and courtesy Charlotte Bell)

Protesters Demand “Where Is Ana Mendieta?” in Tate Modern Espansion.

by Isabella Smith.

Ana Mendieta has long been one of our favorite artists, we like many were shocked at her death and at the acquittal of Carl Andre. We of course were not in London and if we were we would be with the marchers. Thank you to Ms. Smith and to the marchers for keeping the memory of Ana alive and to Hyperallergic for printing the article. Some excerpts from the article by Ms. Smith.

“LONDON — Posters all around London advertising Tate Modern’s new building proudly proclaim: “Art Changes. We Change.” For the protestors who gathered outside the artists’ preview of the extension last night, too little has changed. Members of the activist groupsWHEREISANAMENDIETA and Sisters Uncut were on hand to protest the inclusion of Minimalist Carl Andre’s work in the museum’s extension, and the exclusion of Ana Mendieta’s work.

Clad in black and clutching roses as if for a funeral, protesters gathered on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral before walking across Millennium Bridge to Tate Modern. Three slogans were chanted continuously: “OI TATE, WE’VE GOT A VENDETTA – WHERE THE FUCK IS ANA MENDIETA?”, “ANDRE, ANDRE, ANDRE, WHAT YOU GONNA DO, WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN WE COME FOR YOU?”, and, chillingly, “I WAS PUSHED — I DID NOT FALL.” Attending as both a supporter and a journalist, I joined the crowd. We formed a line across the entrance to Tate’s Turbine Hall before slipping under the cordons and rushing to the cavernous space’s glass doors.”  to read the rest of the article go to HERE.

 

On March 29, 2015 this site published Judy James piece, Spray Paint, Stonefield, Carl Andre. We Wish Ana Mendieta Were Still Alive. See here.

 

 

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