Edited by Trinidad Fombella and Lydia Yee. With essays by Michael Asbury, Catherine de Zegher, Trinidad Fombella and Paolo Miyada.
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, expression and human relationships.
The catalogue also features an interview between Anna Maria Maiolino and curator Diego Sileo.
Paperback, 210 pages, 277 x 218 mm
colour illustrations throughout
First published 2019