Anna Maria Maiolino, Untitled, 2014, acrylic ink on paper, 17 7⁄8 × 12". From the series “Filogenéticos” (Phylogenetics).

Anna Maria Maiolino

Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC)

This exhibition of the work of Anna Maria Maiolino, the largest retrospective ever devoted to the Italian-Brazilian artist, journeys through more than four hundred drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, videos, and installations dating from the 1960s to the present. Beginning with the most recent work, the show leads viewers backward in time to the origins of an extraordinary creative vision, characterized by a human intensity that is as surprising as it is irresistible.

Within this reverse-chronological progression, the artist sets up a series of different emotional zones. These groupings offer keys to the larger themes of Maiolino’s practice, which are personal and social at once. Among them are a vital dialectic between physicality and intimacy, material becoming and spiritual suspension; an intercultural perspective that has biographical roots (the artist was born in Italy in

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