October 19, 2020
What is permanence anyway?

This discussion considers the theme of transience in Cecilia Vicuña’s precarios and quipus.

Readings include "Sailing to Byzantium" by William Butler Yeats, a chapter from Julia Bryan-Wilson's Fray: Art and Textile Politics, and a poem by Cecilia Vicuña.

Mia Liu is associate professor of History of Art and Visual Culture at California College of the Arts. She is currently a Getty Scholar (2020-2021) at the Getty Research Center, working on a book manuscript on the inter-medium dialogues between photography and ink painting in modern China.

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

Mia Liu leads a Cecilia Vicuña Reading Group: What is permanence anyway?

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.