THE LONGEST JOURNEY
Ana Maria Pacheco is a Brazilian artist who has been living and working in the UK for almost forty years. Her work is evolved from a tradition of making which lies between South America and European culture, between ancient magic and twentieth century art. It draws for example on medieval art, expressionist kanguage, catholic ritual, renaissance art, and classical mythology; and just as the tragic, the savage, the grotesque or the voracious can be found intertwined with grace and wisdom in these traditions, so we find them here.
The work belongs to the present, but has its sources also in the continuum of scholarship, craft, mythology, narrative and history that individuals between cultures are often so able to discover and maintain.
This exhibition runs through from 25 May til 9 June at Salisbury Cathedral, North Transept. Free Admission.
ANA MARIA PACHECO IN CONVERSATION
The Longest Journey is aboute xile and hope, power and aspiration, fear and the unknown. Ana Maria Pacheco appears in conversation with Colin Wiggins, curator at the National Gallery in London, who worked closely with the artist at the time of her memorable installation there in 1999-2000
This event is on Friday 1 June, 3pm at Salisbury Arts Centre.