Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

1 February–31 March 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Cecilia Vicuña, Precarios, 1966-2017. Site-specific installation: 110-112 found-object sculptures: stone, shells, glass, wood, plastic, thread, debris. Presented in field of sand and along the wall on small shelves made of wood. Dimensions variable. Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, 2017. Installation view, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans.

Marking the first major solo exhibition of influential Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña, the multidisciplinary presentation will offer unprecedented insight into the evolution of her practice through a range of landmark works, including sculpture, video, text, performance, and site-specific installations, drawn from the past four decades of her career. A poet, artist, filmmaker, and human rights activist, Vicuña operates fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile to draw attention to pressing social and political issues, transforming her pieces into topical vehicles of engagement with economic and environmental disparities and the reclamation of ancestral traditions.

(Photo: Alex Marks.)

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