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Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 25, 2018

For millennia, ancient peoples of the Andes created quipus—complex record-keeping devices, made of knotted cords, that served as an essential medium for reading and writing, registering and remembering. New York–based Chilean artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña has devoted a significant part of her artistic practice to studying, interpreting, and reactivating the quipus, which were banned by the Spanish during their colonization of South America. Drawing on her indigenous heritage, Vicuña channels this ancient, sensorial mode of communication into immersive installations and participatory performances

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Date:
July 8
Time:
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Phone:
(718) 638-5000
Website:
www.brooklynmuseum.org