Protests Erupt at Tate Modern Over Representation of Ana Mendieta

June 15th, 2016

Protestors showed up at previews for the Tate Modern’s new extension yesterday evening, challenging the museum’s failure to exhibit any work by Ana Mendieta in its new extension.  “It’s to do with canonization,” one passerby said. “The Tate is art history. What’s potentially troubling is that Carl Andre’s in the new wing of Tate Modern; it serves to entrench what’s already been established.” Most passersby, however, seemed to have no idea who either Andre or Mendieta were, though they were curious about this voluble, unruly gathering.

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