First Major European Retrospective of Brazilian Artist Anna Maria Maiolino at Malmo Konsthal


MALMO.- Malmö Konsthall presents the first major European retrospective of Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino (b. 1942). Maiolino’s complex works have developed through a variety of media: poetry, woodcuts, photography, film, performance, sculpture, installation and, above all, drawing. The wide spectrum of subjects, interests and attitudes that underlies her work does not follow a linear development, either in the work itself or in time. Rather, through the diversity of her work, she creates a web where themes and attitudes intertwine while meanings slip between one work and another. The exhibition is on view from May 21 through August 21, 2011. In this way, the subject of her first woodcuts and reliefs from the mid-1960s, which relate language to food and allude to scatology, reappear in two actions from 1978 (Monumento à Fome (Monument to Hunger) and Estado Escatológico (Scatological State)), which exemplify