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Whitechapel Gallery / London / Art

“When I put my hand in the clay,” Anna Maria Maiolino said recently, “that was a turning point because it’s such a primary thing; clay is matter.” Maiolino works this matter into ball and egg shapes, curling tubiforms that suggest snakes and viscera. In what the Evening Standard has called “the show of the year,” these drying shapes allude to human life—our beginnings, physiological imperatives, and the metaphors we make. —E.C.

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