As part of the 4th Annual Wetlands Art Tour, The Helis Foundation Chief Curator Andrea Andersson will give a walkthrough of Cecilia Vicuña‘s About To Happen on May 18 at the CAC.
The 4th Annual Wetlands Art Tour is a daylong series of events beginning on Saturday, May 13 throughout the city. There will also be other events in the region during the week and the following week. The Wetlands Art Tour brings together over 100 artists, performers, scientists, and activists who are working on issues related to coastal land loss and wetlands conservation. The event will feature art, sculpture, film, photography, music, poetry, interactive discussions and bike rides. The event will occur at 19 venues throughout the St. Claude Arts District, the French Quarter, Central City, The Lower 9th Ward, and Lafitte, LA. The purpose of this event is to engage the community with this important topic and to inspire people to have important conversations and to take action. Most events are FREE and open to the public.
ABOUT CECILIA VICUÑA
Cecilia Vicuña (b. Chile) has lived between her native country and the United States since 1980.
A poet, visual artist, and filmmaker born in Santiago de Chile, Vicuña is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, and she exhibits and performs internationally. Her multi-dimensional works begin as an image that becomes a poem, a film, a song, a sculpture, or a collective performance.
Her work is included in the collections of The Tate Gallery (London); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile (Santiago de Chile); The Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. She was appointed Messenger Lecturer 2015 at Cornell University, an honor bestowed on authors who contribute to the "Evolution of Civilization for the special purpose of raising the moral standard of our political, business, and social life."
She lives in New York, where she co-founded oysi.org, a site for the oral cultures and poetries of the world. Cecilia Vicuña’s work is represented by England & Co Gallery in London. Her work will be presented in documenta 14 (Kassel, Germany and Athens, Greece) Summer 2017.