Anna Maria Maiolino: Entre Pausas
On the occasion of the exhibition ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS), Hauser & Wirth Publishers is pleased to release ‘Entre Pausas’ (Between Pauses), a new artist book that publishes 74 drawings from Maiolino’s eponymous series for the first time. In 1968, Maiolino left Brazil, which was then in the midst of a repressive military dictatorship, for New York with her husband and two children, where she lived for two years, operating as part of the growing Latin American artist community in the city and balancing her roles as a mother, wife, and artist. Caring for her two young children while her husband worked, she often felt overburdened by domestic life and isolated as an immigrant in a new country. Seizing every opportunity to make her own art, Maiolino began to draw in her spare moments, capturing scenes from her everyday life with immediacy and wit. The resulting series of images also engaged with larger artistic and political questions, and became the genesis point for themes that she would revisit in her art for decades to come.
In addition to these drawings, the new book features a number of photographs from Maiolino’s personal archive, as well as two poems and a account of her time in New York written by the artist, along with contributions by Brazilian psychoanalyst Tania Rivera and Randy Kennedy. A selection of Maiolino’s ‘Entre Pausas’ drawings are on view as part of ‘ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS).’