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The Post reviews Ana Mendieta

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I keep forgetting to link to the great review by the other Gopnik (Blake Gopnik that is), of the brilliant Ana Mendieta retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum.

I went to the press preview last week and I am working on a review that will be published (once translated) in a dozen Latin American newspapers. I will also have it in English here.

Anyway, Gopnik is eloquent as usual in treating and placing Mendieta into the important high art context in which she truly belongs. If you go to see one museum show this year – this is it!

Blake also earned me $100, as I had made a bet at the Mendieta show opening reception last Wednesday, with a curator friend of mine, that Gopnik would use the description vagina dentata somewhere in the review.


P.S. I intend to use vagina dentata as well; it’s just the perfect descriptor of Mendieta’s artwork.

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  • I saw the show in NYC and really enjoyed it. I’ve been meaning to post something about it for months. Maybe I’ll get off my ass and do that.

    I’ve also been meaning to tell you that I’m glad to see you on Blogcritics.

  • Christopher..can we please kill these threads that the spammers just keep dragging up and messing with the fresh comments page?

  • D’oh -fraid not. Patience whilst we train up the new spam tool!

  • cool

    just wanted to say hello