2009-2010 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Exhibition
This exhibition of work by Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña is the first US anthological review of her works. The artist presents new works in many media, including a large site specific installation created for the Douglass Library galleries, videos, wall drawings and works created in Chile, London, Colombia and the United States. Renowned for her "precarious" installations in nature, which address ecological issues, Vicuña bridges the space between art and poetry, integrating multiple media into her work. Her visual language speaks to the past and the future by exploring parallels between the ancient indigenous worldview of the Americas and the worldview of particle physicists which includes concepts of entanglement and the multiverse.
Gallery Hours: M-F 9am - 4:30pm; Weekends by Appointment
Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries
Film debut "Kon Kon" (2009) with its writer and director, Cecilia Vicuña.
This documentary, set at Con Con on the Chilean coast and near the Aconcagua- the tallest mountain in the Western hemisphere, explores the connections between the artist's works and ancient traditions, while also providing evidence to the ecological and cultural destruction of the place. Vicuña is the 2009-10 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence for the Dana Women Artists Series.
"A Tongue Within Tongues"
In her poetry performances Cecilia Vicuña creates a space for silence and transformation. Words, sounds and the audience are woven into new sensory perceptions. Playing with many languages as she reads and chants she transforms her texts as she goes, incorporating the present moment.