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Women artists events in the Libraries, fall 2009

Cecilia Vicuña
Melinko Lauen / Water Cry / Cascada Que Llora, 2009
Site specific installation in the rotunda of Douglass library. Unspun wool, 2.6m (height) x 15.7m (circumference)
Photo Credit: Tyson Washburn

EXHIBITION

September 1 – December 4, 2009
"Cecilia Vicuña - Water Writing: Anthological Exhibition 1966-2009"
2009-10 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Exhibition
in the galleries of the Mabel Smith Douglass Library

This exhibition of work by Chilean-born artist Cecilia Vicuña is the first US anthological review of her works. The artist presents new works in many media, including a large site specific installation created for the Douglass Library galleries, new videos, wall drawings and works created in Chile, London, Colombia and the United States. Renowned for her "precarious" installations in nature, which address ecological issues, Vicuña bridges the space between art and poetry, and integrates multiple media in her work. Her visual language speaks to the past and the future by exploring parallels between the ancient indigenous worldview of the Americas and the worldview of particle physicists which includes concepts of entanglement and the multiverse. This event is part of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series of annual events in the Rutgers University Libraries.
Gallery Hours: M-F 9-4:30;
Weekends by Appointment

Sponsors: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, The Feminist Art Project, Global Initiatives, Institute for Women and Art, Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Office of the Dean of Douglass College and DRC, and Rutgers University Libraries

FILM

Wednesday September 30, 2009
5:30-7:30 pm
Scholarly Communication Center,
Alexander Library, 4th floor

Film debut "Kon Kon" (2009) with its writer and director, Cecilia Vicuña. This documentary, set at Con Con on the Chilean coast and near the Aconcagua- the tallest mountain in the Western hemisphere, explores the connections between the artist's works and ancient traditions, while also providing evidence to the ecological and cultural destruction of the place. Vicuña is the 2009-10 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence for the Dana Women Artists Series.

Sponsors: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, The Feminist Art Project, Global Initiatives, Institute for Women and Art, Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Office of the Dean of Douglass College and DRC, and Rutgers University Libraries

PUBLIC LECTURE

Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Cecilia Vicuña, 2009-10 Estelle Lebowitz Artist-in-Residence
Public Lecture and Poetry Performance
"A Tongue Within Tongues"
Reception for the Artist: 6pm;
Performance: 6:30pm - 7:30 pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library

In her poetry performances Cecilia Vicuña creates a space for silence and transformation. Words, sounds and the audience are woven into new sensory perceptions. Playing with many languages as she reads and chants she transforms her texts as she goes, incorporating the present moment.

Sponsors: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, The Feminist Art Project, Global Initiatives, Institute for Women and Art, Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Office of the Dean of Douglass College and DRC, and Rutgers University Libraries

Posted September 9, 2009; September 18, 2009