Cecilia Vicuña delivers Messenger Lectures at Cornell University
12 May 2015
Cecilia Vicuña, the Chilean visual artist, poet and filmmaker, has recently delivered the spring semester lectures in the prestigious Messenger Lectures series at Cornell University. She took as her titles: Quipu and the Quanta of Language, The Poem is the Animal and Awareness is the Art: Artists for Democracy and Other Stories. Established in 1924, the Messenger Lectures continue to be presented by some of the world’s leading scholars and public figures.
‘So You Want to See’ … Cecilia Vicuña in New York
17 April–6 June 2015
Cecilia Vicuña is one of the six women artists invited to consider the role of contemporary art within society in this exhibition curated by the collective What, How & for Whom at 311 East Broadway, NYC.
Tate acquires Cecilia Vicuña’s Precarios
13 January 2015
England & Co is pleased to announce that Tate has acquired Precarios: A Journal of Objects for the Chilean Resistance 1973-4 by Cecilia Vicuña. The 26 items comprising the work fall into two categories: The ‘Precarious’ objects and The ’12 Books for the Chilean Resistance’. The work was purchased by the Tate Americas Foundation courtesy of the Latin American Acquisition Committee 2014. Vicuña has a strong connection with London, having studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (1972-75). During this time she co-founded (with John Dugger, David Medalla and Guy Brett) Artists for Democracy in solidarity with Chile. Now dividing her time between Chile and New York, Vicuña continues to work as a poet, visual artist and filmmaker, exhibiting and performing widely in Europe and the Americas.
Oiticica’s letters to London acquired by Tate
13 January 2015
Following England & Co’s exhibition to launch Jill Drower’s book 99 Balls Pond Road: The Story of the Exploding Galaxy, the gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition by Tate of letters written to Drower by the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) in the 1970s. Oiticica spent a year in London (1968-69), where his radically immersive Eden ‘environment’ was installed at the Whitechapel Gallery.
England & Co: Exploding Galaxy.
Vogue Italia salutes the work of Jack Bilbo
This month’s edition of Vogue Italia features a four-page article about Jack Bilbo by Mariuccia Casadio. Entitled Brut Bilbo, it focuses on the exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery organised in collaboration with England & Co.
Chris Kenny’s micro-narratives at the Bookartbookshop
12 September–4 October 2014
An implicit celebration of untotalizable micro-narratives is the title of a new series of 50 handmade books with found titles by Chris Kenny. They form a window installation at Tanya Peixoto’s always-fascinating Bookartbookshop in London, an event arranged in association with England & Co.
Jack Bilbo at David Zwirner, London
4 September–4 October 2014
An exhibition of works by Jack Bilbo (1907–1967) presented by the David Zwirner gallery in London, organized in collaboration with England & Co/The Estate of Jack Bilbo. The exhibition includes a group of paintings by Bilbo, but is focused primarily on his ink drawings from the 1940s.
Vicuña, Dugger & Clark in ‘artevida’, Brazil
Gallery artists Cecilia Vicuña, John Dugger and Judy Clark are currently included in the major exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – artevida (artlife) – curated by Adriano Pedrosa and Rodrigo Moura. artevida is divided into four sections: Clark and Vicuña are represented in artevida (corpo) (body) at Casa Franco-Brasil; Dugger and Vicuña are represented in artevida (politica) (politics) at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition examines the relationships between art and life in the late 1950s, ’60s ’70s, and early ’80s taking Brazilian, and particularly Rio de Janeiro, art practices from that period as a point of departure.
Chris Kenny’s Paradise at Pitzhanger Manor-House
26 April–11 May 2014
Chris Kenny’s exhibition examining notions of paradise – The Flowers that did in Eden Bloom – is to be held at PM Gallery & House, Pitzhanger Manor-House, Walpole Park in West London.