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Cecilia Vicuña's "Water Writing: Anthological Exhibition 1966-2009"

ImageTuesday, September 1, 2009 to Friday, December 4, 2009

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


Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 5:30 PM7:30 PM (Film Screening)

Scholarly Communications Center, Alexander Library, 4th floor

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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (Public Lecture and Poetry Performance)
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library

"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.

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The exhibition and events have been organized by the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) in partnership with the Rutgers University Librar­ies. The IWA operates as a center of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities. Series co-sponsors include: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Initiatives (2009-10 theme “Ecologies in the Balance? Thinking Through the Crisis”), Institute for Research on Women, Office of the Dean of Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus, The Feminist Art Project, Women and Gender Studies Department, and the Women Artists Archives National Directory. These events are made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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