Asbury, Michael (2010) Anna Maria Maiolino: continuous. [Show/Exhibition]
|Type of Research:||Show/Exhibition|
Dr Michael Asbury curated an exhibition at Camden Arts Centre of the artist Anna Maria Maiolino. The artist produced an installation with clay that relates to notions of difference and repetition, the idea of the first/primal gesture, ephemerality, cyclical/recycling, etc...Students integrated with the team of volunteers producing these pieces in collaboration with the artist. The seminar was literally a ‘hands on’ experience, where issues were discussed while producing the object.
As one of the most significant artists working in Brazil today, Italian-born Anna Maria Maiolino, presented a new, site-specific installation and a selection of film works made over the last 30 years.
Anna Maria Maiolino was born in Italy in 1942 and moved to Brazil at the age of eighteen. Studying painting in Rio de Janeiro her artistic career took shape in the 1960s and 1970s, a key period in Brazilian art when artistic experimentation clashed with a repressive political regime.
Employing diverse disciplines and mediums including clay, ink, film and performance, Anna Maria Maiolino’s work retains a fundamental concern with creative and destructive processes and with identity; from the subjective to the universal.
For the exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, Maiolino created an installation using several hundred kilograms of clay. Created by manually rolling and shaping the clay into hundreds of rolls or balls, the basic shapes used in ceramics, the installation refers to everyday tasks, to the individual, society and language; each piece retaining distinctive marks of its manufacture and collectively creating an imposing structure.
The exhibition will also included selected films made by Maiolino over the last 30 years, including Y, (1974) and +&- (1999).
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Anna Maria Maiolino, Brazilian art history, new figuration movement, neo-concretism, new brazilian objectivity, clay installation|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Research Centres/Networks > Transnational Art Identity and Nation (TrAIN)
|Funders:||The Henry Moore Foundation, Embassy of Brazil in London|
|Related Websites:||http://www.camdenartscentre.org/exhibitions/?id=100799, http://camberwellmastudents.wikispaces.com/Michael+Asbury%27s+Open+Seminars|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
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|Material/Media:||Site specific installations and a selection of stills from filmwork|
|Date Deposited:||10 Feb 2012 14:10|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2015 20:57|
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