CERAMICA COLLET S.A. collaborates on the first major European retrospective of Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino, that takes place in FUNDACIÓ ANTONI TÀPIES, Aragó 255, Barcelona (Spain).
Anna Maria Maiolino was born in Italy in 1942. She immigrated with her family to Venezuela, then settled permanently in Brazil at the age of 18. In the 1960s she participated in various events and exhibitions of the Neo-Concrete movement, together with Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark. This movement, which renovated Brazilian art, abandoned the dominant trend for geometrical abstraction and sought to reconnect art and life by echoing the social resurgence of the body and subjectivity. Maiolino’s complex works have developed through a variety of media: poetry, xylography, 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.