About the exhibition
The first retrospective exhibition by the Italian-Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino in a public institution in Italy features a selection of over 300 works that range from her early drawings up to her latest creations. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, pictures, videos and installations, which also include a site-specific work fully made of ceramic, large-size paintings from the 1990s that have never been displayed before all analyse the delicate boundary between a woman’s exterior and interior world.
The core themes
The artist takes inspiration from the feminine imaginary under the dictatorship in Brazil between the 1970s and 1980s, which arouse her desire to express her innate creativity mixing Italian style and Brazilian experimentation. Through her works, Anna Maria Maiolino reflects on the theme of love for her origins, family, work and country of living and analyses the difficulties in the relationships between human beings, as well as the difficulties in expression and communication between them.