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(L) Cecilia Vicuña, Quipu Womb (The Story of the Red Thread, Athens), 2017, dyed wool, installation view, EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, documenta 14, Photo: Mathias Völzke (R) Ciudad Abierta, Amereida Phalène Latin South América, 2017, archival and documentary materials, installation view, Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA)—Pireos Street ("Nikos Kessanlis" Exhibition Hall), Athens, documenta 14, Photo: Yiannis Hadjiaslanis

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Cecilia Vicuña to participate in documenta 14

Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuñaand architecture collective Open City of Ritoque (Ciudad Abierta de Ritoque) participate in documenta 14

The National Council of Culture and Arts Chile is pleased to announce that artist Cecilia Vicuña will participate in documenta 14. Documenta, now in its 14th edition, consists of two venues: Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany where it originated sixty years ago. The poet and visual artist Cecilia Vicuña and the project Open City of Ritoque were selected by the curator of the exhibition, Dieter Roelstraete, to be part of this edition.

Vicuña, who started her career in the 1960s, was co-founder of the Tribu No group and has lived in New York since 1980. Throughout her career she has developed a body of work in which she addresses political, environmental and various issues of modern life through poetry, visuals and performance, in order to generate a connection between art and life, the ancestral and the vanguard. 

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