Artist-poet Cecilia Vicuña creates songs, performances, installations, paintings, films, written works, books, lectures, and sculptures. Vicuña’s work is always attentive to ethics, the earth, and history. Her object making includes Precarios —precarious works composed of fragile materials — and Quipus — dyed wool and fibers inspired by the Andean record keeping system of knotted cords. Her improvisatory, participatory performances emphasize the collective nature of action and creativity to bring forth justice, balance and transformation of the world.
Cecilia Vicuña’s retrospective “Seehearing the Enlightened Failure” opened February 21, 2021 at Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid, Spain. It is scheduled to open at Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica in Bogota, Colombia in February 2022. Vicuña is the author of 27 art and poetry books.
Introduced by Laura Hakel, Graduate Student, CCS Bard.
CCS Bard Speaker Series
Each semester CCS Bard hosts a program of lectures by leading artists, curators, art historians, and critics, situating the school and museum’s concerns within the larger context of contemporary art production and discourse. Speakers are selected primarily by second-year graduate students and also by faculty and staff. All lectures are free and open, and will also be documented through audio recordings that reside in the CCS Bard Library & Archives. This semester, some talks will be in-person and others will be online. In order to receive a zoom link, registration is required in advance on eventbrite here.
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