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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
November 19

Poetry Reading: Santee Frazier & Franklin K.R. Cline

readings & workshops
November 21

Offsite Talk: Native American Identity & the Politics of the Poetic Image 

readings & workshops
December 3

Ultimate Truth Poetry Reading and Book Release

readings & workshops
December 6

Heddy Keith author of Through it All

readings & workshops
December 9

Poetry Reading: Tonya M. Foster & Samiya Bashir

performances
December 10

Alternating Currents Live presents Nicole Mitchell Quartet

special events
January 27 -28

24th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived exhibitions
Oct 31 October 31 - January 31
6:00pm, Reception is FREE; Performance: $8 GENERAL | $7 STUDENTS & SENIORS | $6 WPBC MEMBERS

Woodland Pattern Book Center is excited to host Cecilia Vicuña as part of Women of the Archives, a series of readings, workshops, and exhibitions celebrating women who have made a significant contribution to our history.


Expanding the concept of the quipu (Khipu) - the Andean “writing” system with knots - and the book, Vicuña will revisit her first 2001 Woodland Pattern installation Book No Book, an anthological exhibition of artist’s books. No quipu, no book will consist of new works created since then, along with archival documentation of book works dating from the 70’s that were not included in the previous exhibition.

 

FREE Reception from 3 pm-5 pm

A ticketed performance will begin at 7 pm

 

Admission: $8 General | $7 Students & Seniors | $6 WPBC Members 

 

The performance is FREE for participants in Cecilia Vicuña's workshop: A QUIPU OF THOUGHTS FOR THE EARTH

taking place from 12 pm-3 pm on Sunday, November 1. 

Register online, or call (414) 263-5001. 

 


Cecilia Vicuña is a poet, visual artist, filmmaker and political activist who addresses pressing concerns of the modern world including ecological destruction, human rights and cultural homogenization. Vicuña has published twenty-two art and poetry books, including Kuntur Ko (Tornsound, 2015), Spit Temple (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012), and Cloud Net (Art in General, 2000). Her art has been exhibited and collected widely at such venues as Tate Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile; and MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She was appointed Messenger Lecturer 2015 at Cornell University, an honor bestowed on authors who contribute to the "Evolution of Civilization for the special purpose of raising the moral standard of our political, business, and social life."


Women of the Archives is an ongoing series celebrating the University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries' acquisition of the Woodland Pattern archive, and of the rich history that this archive represents.  

 

Women of the Archives was made possible with generous support from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation :: Mary L. Nohl Fund.