Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Artist Talk: Cecilia Vicuña Hosted By: Brown Visual Art

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

5:00pm – 6:00pm

List Art Building, 64 College Street Room 120, Providence, RI, 02903

Tickets can be found on Eventbrite

Cecilia Vicuña is a Chilean poet, artist, filmmaker, and activist. Her work addresses ecological destruction, human rights and cultural homogenization. It began in the mid 60's as a way of "hearing an ancient silence waiting to be heard". It was included in Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, Germany, 2017, and is collected in the Tate Modern, MoMA and Guggenheim Museum. Her most recent solo shows were at The Brooklyn Museum and the MFA, Boston, 2018. Her most recent books are: New and Selected Poems, 2018, AMAzone Palabrarmas, 2018, About to Happen, 2017, Read Thread, The Story of the Red Thread, 2017.

Image caption: Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu Mapocho (2016), mixed media including unspun wool, twigs, and string, ca. 2 x 1.5 x 1.5 m, performance view, Llolleo, Chile, courtesy Cecilia Vicuña and England & Co. Gallery, London

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