Anna Maria Maiolino

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This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2019.

ISBN: 9780854882793 Category:

Lydia Yee

Description

Accompanying the first major UK solo exhibition of her work, this comprehensive publication charts five decades of Brazil-based artist Anna Maria Maiolino, one of the defining female voices of her generation.

Born in Calabria, Italy, in 1942, Anna Maria Maiolino’s extraordinary multi-dimensional career is presented by Whitechapel Gallery in the first major UK solo exhibition of the artist’s work. Bringing together emotive clay sculptures, politically-charged films and performances, drawings, photography and installations, the large-scale survey will feature highlights of Maiolino’s work from the late 1960s to the present.

Drawing inspiration from the everyday female consciousness, Maiolino’s work considers speech, language and the body, and frequently takes inspiration from her experience as an immigrant coming of age under Brazil’s military dictatorship in the 1970s and 80s. From her personal perspective as a woman, a feminist and a mother, she charts half a century of political, military and cultural shifts in Brazil, with her work embracing a wide range of languages and media to study the underlying difficulty in communication, expresssion and human relationships.

The catalogue will feature essays by Michael Asbury, Catherine de Zegher and Paolo Miyada.

Exhibition
Whitechapel Gallery, London: 24 September 2019 – 12 January 2020
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paolo: September – December 2020
Accompanying the first major UK solo exhibition of her work, this comprehensive publication charts five decades of Brazil-based artist Anna Maria Maiolino, one of the defining female voices of her generation.

Born in Calabria, Italy, in 1942, Anna Maria Maiolino’s extraordinary multi-dimensional career is presented by Whitechapel Gallery in the first major UK solo exhibition of the artist’s work. Bringing together emotive clay sculptures, politically-charged films and performances, drawings, photography and installations, the large-scale survey will feature highlights of Maiolino’s work from the late 1960s to the present.

Drawing inspiration from the everyday female consciousness, Maiolino’s work considers speech, language and the body, and frequently takes inspiration from her experience as an immigrant coming of age under Brazil’s military dictatorship in the 1970s and 80s. From her personal perspective as a woman, a feminist and a mother, she charts half a century of political, military and cultural shifts in Brazil, with her work embracing a wide range of languages and media to study the underlying difficulty in communication, expresssion and human relationships.

The catalogue will feature essays by Michael Asbury, Catherine de Zegher and Paolo Miyada.

Exhibition
Whitechapel Gallery, London: 24 September 2019 – 12 January 2020
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paolo: September – December 2020

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 26 November 2019
Number of pages 204
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21.8 x 27.7 cm
Weight 300 g
Trinidad Fombella is Assistant Curator at Whitechapel Gallery.