Cecilia Vicuña in Conversation with Amara Antilla
Where: The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St. (Grand-Broome Sts.)
212-219-2166 Price: Free
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Amara Antilla, Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, joins Cecilia Vicuña to discuss the aesthetics and politics of disappearance and surrender. They will also discuss her New York street performances and actions from the 1980s and 90s and her work in the 1970s in relation to the Chilean coup and international liberation movements, and how we might apply these strategies today.
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker, and activist who lives and works in Chile and New York. Born and raised in Santiago de Chile, she has been in exile since the military coup in the early 1970s. Combining ritual and assemblage, she creates multidimensional, ephemeral, participatory, and site-specific works and performance installations which she calls “lo precario” (the precarious), a bridge between art and life, the ancestral and the avant-garde. In Chile she founded the legendary Tribu No in 1967, a group that created anonymous poetic actions. In 1974, exiled in London, she co-founded Artists for Democracy to oppose dictatorships in the Third World.
Please note: This event is free, but seating is limited. RSVP tickets will not be held after 630pm the day of the event.Buy tickets/get more info now