Ana Mendieta.Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints--face). 1972. Six chromogenic color prints, each 19 5/16 × 12 13/16" (49 × 32.5 cm). Gift of Gwen and Peter Norton. © Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, Courtesy Galerie LeLong
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“The idea becomes the machine that makes the art,” wrote Sol LeWitt in 1967. This metaphor describes a concept shared among many international artists, filmmakers, performers, and composers: that the idea was the work of art. Sometimes, the artists in this gallery realized their theories by creating objects. At other times, they documented ephemeral actions in photographs or on video. In still other instances, they made language their subject, producing multiples, publications, posters, and postcards intended to circulate to a mass audience. By emphasizing the context surrounding the creation of the work, these artists addressed various social issues, such as inequality, and race and gender politics.

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