Wild Precarious Life (Cecilia Vicuña)


This recent show of paintings, sculptural works, and installation by Cecilia Vicuña conjures together feminist cosmologies of raw and dyed wooliness, wild animal figures, and the drift of precarious forms. The painted figures are seers. Protective, they represent resistant political forces of animal-human hybrid nature. Vicuña work extends back to the 1970s. Not uncoincidentally, she shares her name with the vicuña (Vicugna vicugna),  described as one of the two wild South American camelids which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes. Her website is here.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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