Woodland Pattern Book Center is excited to host Cecilia Vicuña as part of Women of the Archives, a series of readings, workshops, and exhibitions celebrating women who have made a significant contribution to our history.
Expanding the concept of the quipu (Khipu) - the Andean “writing” system with knots - and the book, Vicuña will revisit her first 2001 Woodland Pattern installation Book No Book, an anthological exhibition of artist’s books. No quipu, no book will consist of new works created since then, along with archival documentation of book works dating from the 70’s that were not included in the previous exhibition.
FREE Reception from 3 pm-5 pm
A ticketed performance will begin at 7 pm
Admission: $8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members
The performance is FREE for participants in Cecilia Vicuña's workshop: A QUIPU OF THOUGHTS FOR THE EARTH
taking place from 12 pm-3 pm on Sunday, November 1.
Register online, or call (414) 263-5001.
Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, filmmaker and political activist who addresses pressing concerns of the modern world including ecological destruction, human rights and cultural homogenization. Vicuña has published twenty-two art and poetry books, including Kuntur Ko (Tornsound, 2015), Spit Temple (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), and Cloud Net (Art in General, 2000). Her art has been exhibited and collected widely at such venues as Tate Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile; and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She was appointed Messenger Lecturer 2015 at Cornell University, an honor bestowed on authors who contribute to the "Evolution of Civilization for the special purpose of raising the moral standard of our political, business, and social life."