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Anna Maria Maiolino
São vinte e um [They are twenty one] (2019)


Fired clay.
Dimensions variable (approx 10 x 10 x 8 cm).
Series of 21 unique works, signed.

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About the work 

Opening Anna Maria Maiolino's Whitechapel Gallery exhibition are hundreds of simple shapes made of clay such as balls, rolls and snakes. Slight variations evidence the work of the hand, kneading and shaping the primal material of art – mud. Maiolino’s gestural forms evoke baking, housework and objects of ritual. A sense of fragility permeates the raw clay, as it dehydrates and changes colour.

As a continuation of this exhibited work, Maiolino has generously created 21 unique works for Whitechapel Gallery. Each piece is hand-made in clay by Maiolino and then fired to form 21 individual variants. These works also relate closely to the series Terra Modelada, (Modelled Earth), which is ongoing since 1994. 

The base of each piece is signed by Maiolino and is certified with Anna Maria Maiolino Studio’s archival number.


 

About the artist

With simple materials like clay, paper and ink Anna Maria Maiolino (b.1942, Italy) constructs a fascinating world rooted in human conditions such as longing, fragility and resistance. Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary (25 September 2019 - 12 January 2020, is the artist’s first retrospective in the UK, spanning six decades of work. 

Born in Italy during World War II, Maiolino has lived in Brazil since 1960. Her oeuvre gives form to her experience of exile, deprivation and survival under authoritarian and patriarchal regimes.

Her drawings and sculptures constitute a lyrical geometry with marks and voids suggesting an alphabet, maps and topographies; meticulously sewn threads outline a journey of possible spatial configurations. 

Created under the radar of Brazil’s military regime, Maiolino’s politically-charged films and photographs explore repression and hunger. Scarcity of food in her childhood and the social and cultural deficiencies of daily life shape the series Photopoemaction (1976–2000). A mouth opens and closes, swallows an egg and expels threads; bare feet tread carefully among scattered eggs. Black stains and flowing lines may represent alienation; or mutate to become symbols of love and regeneration.


Selected Exhibitions

Anna Maria Maiolino

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Thank you for your interest in Whitechapel Gallery's editions.

 

Following careful consideration, in response to the COVID-19 situation and in line with advice from Public Health England, Whitechapel Gallery is temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

 

You can continue to support the Whitechapel Gallery by buying our editions which are available via the website, or by emailing editions@whitechapelgallery.org

 

Any orders placed while we are closed will be dispatched or made available for collection once the gallery reopens. Our staff are working remotely and are very happy to answer any questions by email.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery again soon. 

                                                                                             

 Works can be purchased with Own Art, allowing you to spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months, completely interest free.  

Typical 0% APR. Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Whitechapel Gallery is a licensed broker of Own Art loans. Registered address: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX.
 

   We work with contemporary conservation framers Frame London to provide the best framing options for your Limited Edition. Contact us for more information.

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