Cecilia Vicuña, About to Happen.
Free Public Lecture
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
The University of Melbourne, Parkville
Keir Foundation Lecture.
Associate Professor Julia Bryan-Wilson will give a lecture on Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña.
Bryan-Wilson's lecture will discuss Vicuña's sculptural work looking closely at her textile-based work from the 1970s to think through issues of production and materiality. Drawing on her forthcoming book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, Julia Bryan-Wilson investigates how Vicuña's use of knotted threads and strings signified politically during the Pinochet dictatorship and in relation to Andean systems of knowledge production. She explores a range of art and performance from several decades of Vicuña's practice to illuminate how textiles unravel preconceived ideas about handicraft, industry, and memory.
The Keir Lectures on Art series is supported by the Keir Foundation and presented in partnership with The Power Institute, The University of Sydney.