Reencounter. Sheila Hicks

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Edited by: Ediciones Puro Chile and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Texts by: Carolina Arévalo, Monique Levi-Strauss, Soledad Hoces, Michel Gauthier.
198 pag 1.1kg
ISBN: 978-956-243-080-7

Reencounter is the publication of the exhibition presented at the Museo de Arte Precolombino, held from August 2019 to January 2020 (Santiago-Chile), in which the artist presented her textile work in dialogue with the Museum’s collection pre-Columbian fabrics.

The book explores the renowned photographer and textile artist's work, that dialogues with contemporary art and the legacy of American indigenous art, showing the pre-Columbian influence in her works, most of which were inspired in Andean fabrics and the south of Chile.

As a student of Josef Albers and with an artistic formation based on Bauhaus philosophy, in 1975 Sheila Hicks set out on a trip through South America, from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego, a fundamental experience in her formation. It was in that journey through the Andes where she learned about textile techniques and ancestral cosmovisions that would change her life and where, inspired by the landscape and architecture of the south of America, she began her own textile artwork.

Reencuentro. Sheila Hicks - puro-chile

Reencounter. Sheila Hicks