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Anna Maria Maiolino Installation View 20

​Installation view of Anna Maria Maiolino, August 4–December 31, 2017 at MOCA Grand Avenue, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest

Anna Maria Maiolino: Solitário ou Paciência (Solitaire or Patience)


​Created by Anna Maria Maiolino as the centerpiece of a 1976 exhibition, Solitário ou Paciência (Solitaire or Patience) was a performance in which the artist sat silently at a table playing the game of solitaire. Maiolino’s version of this classic card game was anomalous in that her deck remained purposefully incomplete, making the game impossible to win and turning a quintessential pastime into an embodiment of personal and political stasis. The work will be re-performed by Rebeca Hernandez on the occasion of Anna Maria Maiolino.