December 14, 2020
What are the “red threads” that help make new rituals make sense?

Over many decades, Cecilia Vicuña has both loosely and intricately woven physical and social worlds together through her creative work based in specific environments, chosen materials, found objects, and other people who "show up." This conversation explores some of the unpredictable intimacies generated by Vicuña’s interactive performances as well as by the near-field focus of her videos.

Readings include an excerpt from Julia Bryan-Wilson's Fray: Art and Textile Politics, Monica Uszerowicz's review of Vicuña's exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, in Artforum, and an excerpt from Frame, Flow and Reflection: Ritual and Drama as Public Liminality by Victor Turner.

Brian Karl is a Senior Adjunct Professor at the California College of the Arts, as well as a writer, curator, and arts administrator. He holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Columbia University.

This is the fourth event in our year-long season dedicated to thinking about our contemporary moment through the lens of Cecilia Vicuña's work.

Brian Karl leads a Cecilia Vicuña Reading Group: What are the “red threads” that help make new rituals make sense?

5 - 6:30 pm (PST)
Free, online (space is limited to allow for discussion format)

RSVP to reserve a spot in the reading group and receive PDFs of the texts. First come, first served.



The Cecilia Vicuña Reading Groups offer a virtual space for in-depth conversation around Vicuña’s work. Each meeting is led by a different invited guest, who assigns a selection of readings and leads an open dialogue with participants.