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Anna Maria Maiolino

Camden Arts Centre

During the five decades of Anna Maria Maiolino’s career, she has left almost no artistic medium unexplored, from sculpture to reliefs, drawing, film, and performance. Her early artistic experiments date back to the 1960s and Brazil’s artistic ferment at that time: the New Figuration movement, Neo-concretism, and New Brazilian Objectivity; she worked alongside such renowned artists as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica. Later, she was associated with various neo-avant-gardes in Europe (particularly Italy, where she was born) and the United States. Then, in 1989, after two decades of diverse work in different disciplines, Maiolino encountered clay. It was in this rough, moist material that she found her voice, which goes beyond the process-oriented and conceptual bona fides of her predecessors.

“Continuous” was the title of the exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre, organized with Michael Asbury,

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