CCA Wattis Institute – Lecture by Miguel López on Cecilia Vicuña
January 28 @ 5:00 pm PST - 6:00 pm PST
Overlapping memories related to his friendship with the artist and reflections on her work, Miguel López introduces Cecilia Vicuña’s sharp creative practice in the form of a letter addressed to the artist. He shares his intimate perspective on working with Vicuña over many years, as well as the enormous impact of her visceral entanglements between words and seed, sound and thread, quipu and blood.
A close friend and collaborator of Vicuña, López curated Cecilia Vicuña, a retrospective exhibition (Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2019, and MUAC – Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 2020). The exhibition and the accompanying publication are the most comprehensive survey of Vicuña’s groundbreaking work to date.
Miguel López (Lima, 1983) is a writer, researcher and Co-director and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and feminist re-articulations of art and culture in Latin America in recent decades. He has published in periodicals such as Artforum, Afterall, E-flux Journal, Art in America, among others. He has recently curated “Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For” at Americas Society, New York, 2019, and “The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War” (with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Díez Fischer), REDCAT, 2017. He is the author of Ficciones disidentes en la tierra de la misoginia (2019).
This is the fifth event in the Wattis’ year-long season dedicated to thinking about our contemporary moment through the lens of Cecilia Vicuña’s work.
This program will be in Spanish with English subtitles.