Mary Ann Peters: the map is not the territory

Art Unbound
Art Unbound
Mary Ann Peters: the map is not the territory

On this episode of the Portland Art Museum Podcast, we present the audio interview of Mary Ann Peters, edited only for pauses in the conversation and chatter between Mary Ann and the interviewer. The other voice you will hear is Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer of Northwest Art and curator of the map is not the territory.

Mary Ann Peters
(b. 1949 in Beaumont, Texas; lives in Seattle, Washington)
Mary Ann Peters is an artist whose combined studio work, installations, public art projects, and arts activism have made noted contributions to the Northwest and nationally for over 30 years. Most recently, her work has focused on the overlap of contemporary events with splintered histories in the Middle East.

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A sampling of Mary Ann’s work can be see at Portland Art Museum through May 5, 2019. Watch Grace Kook-Anderson present on behalf of Mary Ann Peters at Portland Art Museum as part of a PechaKucha talk from February 10, 2019 here –

Mentioned in this episode:
Photo from Linda Farris Gallery –
Impossible Monument (on my eyes in my head) –
This Trembling Turf –,,
Arab Image Foundation –
Slipstream by the Light of the Moon –
“Pity the Nation” by Robert Fisk –
Impossible Monument (flotsam) –

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