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Keith Roberts curates Ana Maria Pacheco Sculpture: Norwich 2015



Ana Maria Pacheco Sculpture: Norwich 2015
17 March to 6 Sept
The Gallery at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA)
Norwich Cathedral
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Curated by AICA member Keith Roberts for Norfolk Contemporary Art Society in association with Pratt Contemporary and in partnership with Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and The Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich, these four major exhibitions will explore the sculpture of Ana Maria Pacheco produced over the last four decades. Supported by Arts Council England.

These four exhibitions of work by Brazilian born artist Ana Maria Pacheco will run concurrently from Tuesday March 17th. The 1985 sculpture, The Banquet, that reflects on the abuse or exercise of power, will be installed at NUA. This work, from 1985, dates from the time that the artist was Head of Fine Art at what was then Norwich School of Art. In Norwich Cathedral, Shadows of the Wanderer, 2008 will be installed in the North Transept and remain there for about six months. This work reflects on concerns about migration and the movement of displaced peoples. Eight new polychromed alabaster reliefs, Enchanted Garden, will be installed in the Keep at Norwich Castle. And two heads of St John the Baptist, that also reflect on the exercise and abuse of power, will be placed in the Catholic Cathedral.

Ana Maria Pacheco was born in Brazil. Following degrees in both Art and Music, she taught and lectured for several years at Universities in Goiás before coming to London in 1973 on a British Council Scholarship to the Slade School of Fine Art. Since 1973 she has lived and worked in England. From 1997 to 2000 she was Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London, a residency that culminated in a major exhibition of her work. She has received an Honorary Degree from the University of East Anglia and in 1999 she received the prestigious Ordem do Rio Branco from the Brazilian Government.

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A review of this exhibition by Robin Coupland can be read here.