Talk on Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure at New York Art Book Fair

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The Classroom 
Location: MoMA PS1, New York. CLT (the basement theater)
Saturday 21 September 2019, 1 – 2:30 pm
Seehearing the Enlightened Failure, Cecilia Vicuña’s artistic practice, with Carla María Macchiavello

A talk on the publication, Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure, published in conjunction with the artist’s retrospective curated by Miguel A. López and on view until 24 November 2019. The publication gives an overview of Vicuña’s artistic practice as a poet, visual artist, and activist from the 1960s to present day. It is edited by Miguel A. López, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder, and includes an anthology of texts authored by the artist, essays by curators and scholars such as Lucy Lippard and Julia Bryan-Wilson, and a number of previously unpublished visual documentation of Vicuña’s work.

Carla María Macchiavello is an art historian who has published on contemporary Chilean and Latin American art with an emphasis in networks of solidarity, migrant identities in video art, performance, and artistic practices aimed at social change. She is Assistant Professor in Art History at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, NY. She has curated exhibitions on recent Latin American art and is co-editor of Más allá del fin/ Beyond the End, a periodical of Ensayos, an independent, transdiciplinary, feminist research program engaging in matters related to the political ecology of Tierra del Fuego.

Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure will be available at the Witte de With Publishers booth at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1

Witte de With Publishers at the New York Art Book Fair
Location: 2nd floor, MoMA PS1, New York. Booth: U07

Friday 20 September 2019, 1 – 7 pm
Saturday 21 September 2019, 11 am – 8 pm
Sunday 22 September 2019, 11 am – 7 pm

ISLAA, as part of its mission to promote academic research on the arts from Latin America, is proud to have contributed to the publication of Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure , published in conjunction to the artist’s comprehensive exhibition retrospective curated by Miguel A. López, and held at Witte de With from May to November 2019.



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