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Opening Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure at CA2MCentro de Arte Dos de Mayo

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Today marks the opening of Cecilia Vicuña. Seehearing the Enlightened Failure at CA2MCentro de Arte Dos de Mayo. The exhibition brings together over a hundred works by poet, visual artist, and activist Cecilia Vicuña. Since the 1960s, the artist has constituted a radical perspective on the relationship between art and politics through her writing and art-making. She has done so in different parts of the world, basing herself in the United States since 1980, having left her native Chile for London in 1973.

For this exhibition retrospective developed by guest curator Miguel A. López, and co-presented by formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (now Kunstinstituut Melly) and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, a number of artworks, documents, and ephemera are presented for the first time. Often drawing from personal experience, here showcased is Vicuña’s long-standing engagement with topics ranging from eroticism, colonial legacies, and liberation struggles, to collective joy, indigenous thinking, and environmental devastation.

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