Please join us and Carmen Hermo, Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, at the Brooklyn Museum, for a walkthrough of the ongoing exhibition ‘Anna Maria Maiolino. ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS)’.
Anna Maria Maiolino’s formative migration from post-war Southern Italy to a politically unstable South America, as well as her linguistic passage from Italian to Spanish then to Portuguese, has engendered an enduring fascination with questions of identity. Her work immerses itself in a range of themes, from cultural and linguistic displacement, to deprivation and sustenance, to everyday domestic rituals. The open-ended nature of Maiolino’s practice enables self-described ‘poetic wanderings,’ as she works freely across media and disciplines. Evolving in a spiral rather than linear succession, Maiolino’s art is one that offers a new language for the often precarious realm of daily human existence.
Carmen Hermo is Associate Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, at the Brooklyn Museum, and has curated Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making (2017–18), and co-curated the current exhibitions Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection and Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas, as well as co-organized Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty (2016–17) and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (2018). Previously, she was Assistant Curator for Collections at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and has also worked with the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art. She is completing her MA in Art History at Hunter College.
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