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Cecilia Vicuña at SMFA at Tufts

  • SMFA, Anderson Auditorium 230 Fenway Boston, MA 02115 (map)
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 Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, artist, filmmaker, and activist featured in the exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu at the MFA, Boston in October. Her work addresses pressing concerns of the modern world, including ecological destruction, human rights, and cultural homogenization. Born and raised in Santiago de Chile, she was in exile for decades since the early 1970s, after the military coup. Vicuña’s work and poems take multiple forms, becoming an act, a film, a song, or a collective performance—a ritual she calls “lo precario” (the precarious), a bridge between art and life, the ancestral and the avant-garde.