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Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure

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Since the 1960s, Chilean poet, visual artist and activist Cecilia Vicuña (born 1948) has brought a radical perspective to the relationship between art and politics through her writing and artistic creations. Vicuña’s work is varied and multidisciplinary, constructed through words, images, environments and a combination of languages, mediums and techniques.

This volume gathers texts by the curator Miguel A. López, Lucy R. Lippard, Valerie Fraser and Cecilia Vicuña herself, along with a selection of photographs and representative pieces, some published here for the first time. This selection shows Vicuña’s constant commitment to themes of eroticism, colonial legacies, liberation struggles, feminism, collective joy, indigenous thought and environmental destruction.

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