CECILIA VICUÑA & HANS ULRICH OBRIST: ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
On Friday, June 19, join an Art Basel Virtual Talk with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries in London, and Cecilia Vicuña, whose artistic practice engages with critical issues of environmental justice.
Buenos Aires 11am / Miami 10am / Lima 9am
This conversation connects to the Serpentine Galleries’ Back to Earth program, an interdisciplinary project that includes work by Vicuña. Over the course of her career, Vicuña has made work that exposes the impact of climate change, most recently focusing on the destruction of the Amazon and privatization of water (particularly in Latin America).
Cecilia Vicuña (b. 1948 in Santiago, Chile; lives and works in New York and Santiago) integrates practices of poetry, performance, Conceptualism, and textile craft in response to pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Born and raised in Santiago, she was exiled during the early 1970s after the military coup against President Salvador Allende. This sense of impermanence, and a desire to preserve and pay tribute to the indigenous history and culture of Chile, have characterized her work throughout her career.
*cover: CECILIA VICUÑA - Vaso de Leche, 1979 - Performance, mixed media - Bogotá, Colombia