Eduardo Kac: Inner Telescope and Space Poetry
Eduardo Kac’s latest work, Inner Telescope, will be realised in outer space by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who last week began a six-month mission aboard the International Space Station. Pesquet will fabricate Kac’s work in zero gravity from materials found in the space station. Inner Telescope will have no top, bottom, front or back. It will be “an instrument of observation and poetic reflection, which leads us to rethink our relationship with the world and our position in the universe.”
Kac also launches his artist’s book, Space Poetry, this week in Paris.
Cecilia Vicuña: ‘Embodied Absence’ at Harvard
27 October 2016–8 January 2017
The video Sol y Dar y Dad is one of the works by by Cecilia Vicuña featured in the exhibition Embodied Absence: Chilean Art of the 1970s currently at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). The exhibition, which has already travelled to Chile, is curated by Liz Munsell and organised in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard.
Abbassy’s ‘Unravelling’ on tour with British Museum
The drawing Unravelling by Samira Abbassy, acquired from England & Co by the British Museum, is currently included in the Museum’s international touring exhibition The Human Image: Masterpieces of Figurative Art from the British Museum.
Why Listen to Animals? – Cecilia Vicuña in Melbourne
29 September–22 October 2016
Chilean poet, filmmaker, artist and activist Cecilia Vicuña is one of the international figures taking part in the experimental project, Why Listen to Animals?, in Melbourne, Australia. Curators Liquid Architecture have gathered artists, musicians, scientists and historians to investigate human-animal sound via the dynamics of power, knowledge and value.
Cecilia Vicuña’s lecture-performance The Artist As… Poet will take place on Thursday 6 October. She will also be taking part in the Beast Language event on Friday 7 October.
Chris Kenny solo exhibition at Musée Hébert, Grenoble
15 September 2016–15 March 2017
Au milieu de nulle part, a solo exhibition of Chris Kenny’s three-dimensional ‘drawings’ and collage constructions, opens this week at Musée Hebert in Grenoble, France.
Eduardo Kac’s ‘futurespective’ opens in Berlin
14 September–31 October 2016
Eduardo Kac: From the Pink Miniskirt to the Green Bunny opens at La Plaque Tournante in Berlin on 14 September. Curated by Frédéric Acquaviva, it is subtitled “A futurespective solo exhibition”. The opening event will feature a performance by the Eduardo Kac, the launch of the LP vinyl record Pornéia and the launch of the artist’s book, Biopoetry. The exhibition is part of this year’s Berlin Art Week.
Friedrich Nagler: Wunderkammer at Pallant House
30 June–16 October 2016
Friedrich Nagler: Wunderkammer is an installation of a myriad of small sculptures by Vienna-born émigré artist Friedrich Nagler at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Jane England, who curated a survey exhibition of the artist’s work in 2013 at England & Co, contributed an essay about the artist to the issue of the Pallant House Gallery Magazine which accompanies their current exhibition programme.
Cecilia Vicuña in A Kingdom of Hours
23 June–4 September 2016
In the early 1970s, the poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña (b. 1948, Santiago de Chile) made a series of paintings “that critically explore the patriarchal iconography of international socialism and reinterpret Andean cultural symbols.” One of these early paintings is included in the current exhibition at Gasworks, A Kingdom of Hours, co-curated by Robert Leckie (curator, Gasworks) and Miguel A. López (chief curator, TEOR/éTica).