Ana Gallardo invites us to reflect on the violence experienced in old age as a result of the restricted territories allowed to seniors in current society. From this perspective, she has conceived of a school where people can learn to get old. In it, seniors teach the audience different activities and work-related situations. Gallardo’s interest chiefly lies in the activities learnt by will, in a self-taught manner, or out of sheer necessity. As the starting point of her work, the artist chooses to step into the role of apprentice herself.
Type of activity: Conversation with the audience. Performative conference.
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Ana Gallardo was born in 1958 in the Province of Santa Fe. She currently lives and works in Buenos Aires. A self-taught artist, Gallardo has participated in Reverberaciones: arte y sonidoen las colecciones del MUAC, in Mexico; in an intervention alongside ten other Latin American artists at the Agua Event that was organized for Yoko Ono’s Dream Come True retrospective, at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA); and at the 56th Sao Pablo Biennale, among other events. Gallardo has had individual exhibitions such as Acciones primarias IV, at the Es Baluard Museum, in Palma, Majorca; and Un lugar para vivir cuando seamos viejos, at Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA).
Courtesy by Ana Gallardo
Coproduction: Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA)