Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen – in Pennsylvania
Until 31 March 2019
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Cecilia Vicuña‘s major solo exhibition, About to Happen, has now arrived in Pennsylvania after being seen in New Orleans and Berkeley. This multidisciplinary presentation offers insight into the evolution of her practice through a range of works, including sculpture, video, text, performance and site-specific installations, drawn from the past four decades of her career.
The curators describe how Vicuña “operates fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile to draw attention to pressing social and political issues, transforming her pieces into topical vehicles of engagement with economic and environmental disparities and the reclamation of ancestral traditions.” The range of works “illuminates how Vicuña’s approach blends overlapping discourses of conceptual art, land art, poetry, and feminist art practices.”