Anna Maria Maiolino. Black Hole (Buraco Preto) from the series Holes/Drawing Objects (Os Buracos/Desenhos Objetos). 1974

Anna Maria Maiolino Black Hole (Buraco Preto) from the series Holes/Drawing Objects (Os Buracos/Desenhos Objetos) 1974

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Maiolino employs paper in nontraditional, highly inventive ways. Black Hole is an example of what she calls "drawing objects." The concentric circles of Black Hole have been torn into layers of black paper, creating the illusion of infinitely receding space and conjuring associations with organic and bodily forms.

Gallery label from Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now, May 5–August 16, 2010.
Torn paper
27 x 27" (68.6 x 68.6 cm)
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© 2020 Anna Maria Maiolino
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