This book appears in conjunction with Cecilia Vicuña’s retrospective exhibition at Witte de With in Rotterdam. The comprehensive show highlights the wide-ranging oeuvre of this self-taught Chilean artist, poet, and filmmaker whose work in the 1970s seemed incomprehensible in an environment dominated by performances and urban interventions that drew from a Western perspective of the avant-garde.
The perception that her painting is amateur, intuitive, or non-professional is closely aligned with the kind of creative act that interests her. Vicuña’s cyclical understanding of this very act is conveyed through the return of ideas that do not exist as “final objects” but rather as rehearsals.
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