Published by Hauser & Wirth Publishers. Text by Tania Cristina Rivera, Randy Kennedy.
For two years beginning in 1968, Anna Maria Maiolino (born 1948) moved to New York from an unstable political situation in Brazil, working within the Latin American artist community. This new artist's book incorporates her drawings, photographs and poems from this period.
Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited with text by Diego Sileo. Text by Marcio Doctor, Paulo Myada, Trinidad Fombella, Michael Asbury, Catherine de Zegher, Tania Rivera. Interview by Diego Sileo.
Working within the censorious dictatorship of 1970s and ’80s Brazil, Italian-born Anna Maria Maiolino (born 1942), who moved to Brazil in her late teens, has produced works steeped in defiant political energy. Maiolino was a colleague of artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, and later was affiliated to American conceptualism. Accordingly, she has embraced diverse mediums and genres, from clay and ink to video, installation and performance; also, she often incorporates aspects of Brazilian folk culture. Catherine de Zegher and Griselda Pollock have numbered among her champions. At 370 pages, Anna Maria Maiolino: O Amor Se Faz Revolucionário is the most substantial study of this important artist yet published. Featuring a die-cut cover and tipped-on cover image, it charts the rich variety of Maiolino’s work as it navigates a path through Brazilian art history and many of the major postwar movements, a path made decidedly personal through Maiolino’s experiences as a migrant, mother and global citizen.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Helena Tatay. Text by Ivone Margulies, Marcio Doctors, Griselda Pollack.
The Italian-born Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino (born 1942) came of age amid Brazil's cultural explosion of the 1960s, which saw the country's already thriving Concrete art scene morph into New Figuration, Neo-Concretism and New Objectivism. Maiolino was a colleague of artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, and later was affiliated to American Conceptualism. Accordingly, she has embraced diverse media and genres, from clay and ink to video and performance. Maiolino's strategies often seek to incorporate aspects of Brazilian folk culture: for example, a recent installation was created by manually rolling clay into hundreds of balls, to evoke both the basic shapes used in ceramics, as well as the Brazilian dough-based food known as coxinha. This volume collects over 100 images of Maiolino's works from 1967 to the present, and presents writings by Griselda Pollock, Ivone Margulies and Marcio Doctors.