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.