PHOTO LONDON & PARIS PHOTO 2021

England & Co is delighted to be taking part in PHOTO LONDON 2021 at Somerset House, London from 9 to 12 September 2021. Find them on Stand B2 on the ground floor of the East Wing.

The gallery will be travelling to PARIS PHOTO at the Grand Palais Ephemere from 11 to 14 November 2021.

CECILIA VICUÑA QUIPU ACQUIRED BY TATE

England & Co is delighted to announce the acquisition by Tate of Cecilia Vicuña’s monumental work Quipu Womb (The story of the Red Thread, Athens), created for documenta 14 in Athens in 2017. Now installed at Tate Modern, the work will be on view when the museum reopens in May. The acquisition was generously supported by the Tate Americas Foundation, Latin American Acquisitions Committee.

Cecilia Vicuña (born 1948, Santiago, Chile) is a poet, artist and filmmaker who has moved between Chile and New York for over four decades. Her practice draws from ‘indigenous weaving practices, ritual, and environmental activism’. Vicuña’s quipus are installations she creates from strands of raw, dyed wool, referencing the ancient Inca and Andean communication system of knotted cords. Vicuña has described Quipu Womb as a ‘poem in space’.

 

Quipu Womb (The story of the Red Thread, Athens), documenta 14, Athens 2017. Photograph © Jane England, England & Co.