Anna Maria Maiolino

Hauser & Wirth presents an exhibition of new and recent work by one of Brazil’s most significant contemporary artists, Anna Maria Maiolino.

Art Exhibition previously on at Hauser & Wirth Zurich in Switzerland.
From Wednesday 12 October 2016 to Friday 23 December 2016

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 03 August 2016.
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With a practice spanning drawing, printmaking, poetry, film, performance, installation and sculpture, Maiolino relentlessly explores notions of subjectivity and the self. The artist’s deeply formative migration from wartime Southern Italy to a politically unstable South America, and her linguistic passage from Italian to Portuguese, engendered an enduring fascination with, and acute interrogation of, identity. Through fragmentation and abstraction, Maiolino’s surfaces are rich with metaphor, alluding to, suggesting and questioning language, sexuality, desire and the unconscious.

The presentation at Hauser & Wirth Zürich is the artist’s first solo exhibition in Switzerland and comprises a group of recent drawings, delineated in the artist’s distinctive gestural blots and traces, alongside new sculpture. Among the sculptural pieces is a large work in Raku ceramic from Maiolino’s Na Horizontal series.