Installation view, Ana Mendieta: Blood Inside Outside. Photo by Mitro Hood

Ana Mendieta: Blood Inside Outside


Recently acquired by the BMA, Ana Mendieta’s 1975 film, Blood Inside Outside, demonstrates the pioneering feminist artist’s exploration of the multiple layers of meaning ascribed to blood—from death to rebirth. This presentation of the film by the late artist (Cuban, 1948-1985) is accompanied by rare lifetime photographs from the artist’s Body Tracks series as well as her elegant drawings of abstracted outlines of paleolithic goddesses, repeatedly inscribed on a variety of surfaces, from modern paper to an actual leaf to an ancient style of bark cloth.

Curated by Leslie Cozzi, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs