. Cecilia Vicuña, Tireless Maker of Poignant Sculptures on the Precarity of Life, Selected for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall Commission « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – An acclaimed poet who has authored over 15 collections of poetry, Vicuña is known in the art world for a practice that spans painting, sculpture, and performance and deals with themes of the precarity of life, human fragility, ecology and environmentalism, and social justice, typically showing how all of them are intimately connected and interwoven with each other. Her best-known sculptures are her “Quipu” series, large-scale hanging installations in brilliant colors that take their name from and are connected to the ancient Andean method of communication via knotting colored fabric. (The Tate recently acquired Vicuña’s 2017 Quipu Womb, which debuted at Documenta 14 in 2017.)

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