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CECILIA VICUÑA: ABOUT TO HAPPEN March 16–June 18, 2017 CECILIA VICUÑA: ABOUT TO HAPPEN traces the artist’s long career to stage a conversation about discarded and displaced people, places, and things in a time of global climate change. The first major U.S. solo exhibition of the influential Chileanborn artist is comprised of Vicuña’s multidisciplinary work in performance, sculpture, drawing, video, text, and sitespecific installations over the course of the past 40 years. Reframing dematerialization as both a formal consequence of 1960s conceptualism and radical climate change—the exhibition examines a process that shapes public memory and responsibility. Operating fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile, Vicuña’s practice weaves together disparate disciplines as well as communities—with shared relationships to land and sea, and to the economic and environmental disparities of the 21st century.



CECILIA VICUÑA: ABOUT TO HAPPEN is co-organized by Andrea Andersson, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator of the CAC and Julia BrianWilson, Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.

Support for this exhibition is provided by the Sydney & Walda Besthoff Foundation.


Cecilia Vicuña, Cloud-net.

Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen, a full-color publication co-imprinted by Siglio Press and the CAC, will be released in March 2017.

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