Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen
Library Shelf Location 18.VICU
Publication Date 2017

Vicuna makes art of gathered materials from the ocean, the river and the street
Beginning and ending at the edge of the ocean, Chilean-born artist and poet Cecilia Vicuna's (born 1948) artist's book serves as both a lament and love letter to the sea. Vicuna collects the detritus that washes up on shore and assembles out of the refuse tiny precarios and basuritas--little sculptures held together with nothing more than string and wire.
About to Happen, which accompanies an exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, traces a decades-long practice that has refused categorical distinctions and thrived within the confluences of conceptual art, land art, feminist art, performance and poetry. In an era of increasing climate change and economic disparity, Vicuna's nuanced visual poetics--operating fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile--transforms the discarded into the elemental, paying acute attention to the displaced, the marginalized and the forgotten.

ISBN 9781938221156
Quantity 1
Pages 153p; 20.1 x 1.5 x 20.1 cm
Author Cecilia Vicuña
Format Softcover
Publisher Siglio Press
Related Artist Cecilia Vicuña
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Artists' Books
Related Gallery Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Artist's Nationality Chilean
Language English

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