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.
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 Silvana Editoriale, 2019Hardcover, 370 pages with 400 color imagesDimensions: 11 x 9 inches (27.94 x 22.86 cm)