13 Nov

(2) Events

13-25 Nov Art
Cecilia Vicuna. Brooklyn Museum. 200 Eastern Parkway. Brooklyn.

Cecilia Vicuna. Brooklyn Museum. 200 Eastern Parkway. Brooklyn.

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.

Disappeared Quipu pairs ancient quipus from our collection with a newly commissioned installation by Vicuña that combines monumental strands of knotted wool with a four-channel video projection. Together, these quipus of the past and present explore the nature of language and memory, the resilience of native people in the face of colonial repression, and Vicuña’s own experiences living in exile from her native Chile. Each knot of Vicuña’s modern-day quipus gives radical possibility to the connective and expressive capacities of a language nearly lost to history.

New York, U.S. www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/cecilia_vicuna
New York, U.S.
13 Nov-6 Jan Film
Stanley Kubrick: Through A Different Lens. MCNY.

Stanley Kubrick: Through A Different Lens. MCNY.

Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs features more than 120 photographs by Kubrick from the Museum’s Look Magazine archive, an unparalleled collection that includes 129 photography assignments and more than 12,000 negatives from his five years as a staff photographer. For any fan of Kubrick's films, the exhibition explores a formative phase in the career of one of the 20th century’s most renowned motion picture directors.

New York, U.S. www.mcny.org/exhibition/through-different-lens
New York, U.S.