SEOUL – Hyundai Motor Firm and Tate Trendy at this time introduced the opening of Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu, whereas Tate Trendy unveils two monumental new sculptures created by Chilean artist-poet Cecilia Vicuna. Woven collectively from completely different supplies, they cling 27 meters from the ceiling and are positioned at reverse ends of Tate Trendy’s Turbine Corridor in London, England.

* Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu is open from October 11, 2022 to April 16, 2023 within the Turbine Corridor of Tate Trendy

* Identified for her pioneering work with the Andean custom of quipu, Cecilia Vicuna presents her most bold work thus far

* A part of an ongoing partnership between Hyundai Motor and Tate, the Hyundai Fee is confirmed via 2026 and represents the longest preliminary dedication from a company associate within the museum’s historical past

* The Hyundai Fee additionally represents Hyundai Motor’s dedication to supporting the humanities, artists and audiences and exploring alternatives for the long run

These sculptures are mixed with audio and digital installations to type Vicuna’s most bold work thus far.

Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu is the seventh annual Hyundai Fee, a collection of site-specific works created by famend worldwide artists for the Turbine Corridor as a part of a novel partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor.

The set up brings collectively completely different strands of Cecilia Vicuna’s follow: her use of discovered supplies to create delicate sculptural kinds, her sound work, her activism for indigenous peoples and environmental issues, and her pioneering work with the Andean custom of the quipu. Vicuña describes this custom as follows: “Within the Andes folks didn’t write, they wove that means into textiles and knotted cords. 5000 years in the past they created the Quipu, a poem in area, a approach of remembering that includes the physique and the cosmos on the identical time. A tactile, spatial metaphor for the union of all.’

The multi-part set up is an act of mourning for the destruction of the forests, the implications of local weather change and the violence in opposition to indigenous peoples. The pale, bone-white Quipu sculptures within the Turbine Corridor comprise a posh number of supplies, together with unspun wool, plant fibers, rope, and cardboard. These are interspersed with finds comparable to small clay whistles and fragments of pottery collected by ladies from native Latin American communities on the banks of the Thames. Representing the lifeless forests, the ghostly skeletal types of these quipus embody the fragile forces of the ecosystem, whereas their textures and colours evoke the bleached tree bark of forests destroyed by drought or intentional fireplace, in addition to different dried-up pure substances comparable to bones and snake pores and skin. Their interwoven constructions additionally counsel deeper connections between the non-public and the common, from the mysterious grey matter of our brains to the awe-inspiring cosmology of deep time and area. Vicuna writes, “The earth is a mind forest, and the quipu embraces all its connections.”

A soundscape titled “Sound Quipu” is performed from audio system in every sculpture. Vicuna labored with composer Ricardo Gallo on the gathering of compositions woven from new improvised recordings by Vicuna, Gallo and different artists, conventional indigenous music, area recordings of forests and intervals of contemplative silence. This ‘Sound Quipu’ will likely be joined by a ‘Digital Quipu’, created from the movies of Indigenous activists and land defenders, which will likely be proven beneath the Turbine Corridor bridge and on screens within the Tate Trendy halls and on-line.

“Cecilia Vicuna’s Hyundai Fee this yr encourages us to think about all that weaves collectively, together with ancestral data, recollections and track, in addition to guests who come collectively to share this collective encounter,” mentioned Thomas Schemera, International Chief Advertising Officer and Head of Buyer Expertise Division of Hyundai Motor Firm. “We anticipate it is going to function a catalyst for open and engaged conversations that may pave the way in which for the long run.”

Lastly, a “Quipu of Encounters: Rituals and Gatherings” will deliver collectively artists, activists, scientists, poets and defenders of forests worldwide in a collective ritual that may happen on the Tate on Friday afternoon 14 October 2022. By a collection of occasions, the “Quipu of Encounters” invitations guests to actively assist stop the local weather disaster. These networks proceed a course of that started at Vicuna’s Spin Spin Triangulaire exhibition on the Guggenheim Museum and continues elsewhere around the globe.

Confirmed via 2026, Hyundai Motor’s partnership with Tate is important not solely as a result of it’s the longest preliminary dedication from a company associate in Tate’s historical past, but in addition due to Hyundai and Tate’s shared imaginative and prescient to foster new views and concepts, creating dialogue between artists, audiences and world communities. Since 2013, Hyundai Motor has supported arts initiatives fueled by long-term partnerships with world museums, together with Tate, the Nationwide Museum of Trendy and Up to date Artwork, Korea (MMCA) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Artwork (LACMA). to the Hyundai Fee, Hyundai Motor helps the Hyundai Tate Analysis Centre: Transnational via its partnership with Tate. The Hyundai Tate Analysis Centre: Transnational was launched in January 2019 and continues to assist problem and revise dominant artwork histories and spotlight the worldwide alternate of artists and concepts.

Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu is curated by Catherine Wooden, Director of Applications, and Fiontan Moran, Assistant Curator, Worldwide Artwork, with Helen O’Malley, Curator, Neighborhood Programmes, Tate Trendy. It’s accompanied by a brand new ebook from Tate Publishing.

Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu

October 11, 2022 – April 16, 2023, Tate Trendy

In partnership with Hyundai Motor.

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Picture 1: Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu set up view at Tate Trendy 2022. Picture Tate (Matt Greenwood)

Photos 2-5: Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu set up view at Tate Trendy 2022. Picture Tate (Ben Fisher Pictures)


Picture 1: Hyundai fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu set up view at Tate Trendy

Picture 2: (left to proper) Frances Morris (Tate Trendy Director), Cecilia Vicuna (Hyundai Fee Artist), Thomas Schemera (International Chief Advertising Officer and Head of Buyer Expertise Division, Hyundai Motor Firm)

Picture 3: Artist Cecilia Vicuna

Photos 4-5: Hyundai Fee: Cecilia Vicuna: Mind Forest Quipu set up view at Tate Trendy

About Cecilia Vicuna

Cecilia Vicuna was born in Santiago, Chile in 1948. She acquired her MFA from the Nationwide Faculty of Positive Arts on the College of Chile in 1971 and graduated from the Slade Faculty of Positive Artwork in London in 1972. Following the army coup in opposition to former Chilean President Salvador Allende, Vicuna grew to become a founding member of Artists for Democracy whereas they continued to reside and work in exile in London, Colombia, the US and Argentina throughout the Nineteen Seventies, 80s and 90s. This sense of transience and the will to protect and pay tribute to the nation’s indigenous historical past and tradition have formed her profession for over half a century. Vicuna’s artwork has since been acquired and exhibited by museums around the globe and she or he is an internationally acclaimed poet. That yr she had a significant solo exhibition on the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement on the Venice Biennale. At present she lives and works between Santiago and New York.

In regards to the quipu

The Quipu (additionally spelled Khipu) is an historic system of recording and communication. It was utilized by the Quechua folks of the Andes from 2500 B.C. Used till the sixteenth century on the time of the Spanish conquest. Quipu means “knot” within the Quechua language and consisted of an extended textile wire to which had been knotted a number of strands in numerous formations and of various colours that might encode as a lot complicated data because the alphabet. Though the precise that means behind the knot formations shouldn’t be recognized at this time, it’s believed that they had been used to document statistics, poetry and tales, thereby establishing a tactile relationship with reminiscence and the imaginary. Cecilia Vicuna has been exploring and reworking the quipu in her work for over 5 a long time. The knots and supplies are completely different from, however impressed by, the normal form. Vicunas Quipus work conceptually as poems, performances and movies by which a phrase, gesture or group turns into a knot.

In regards to the Turbine Corridor of the Tate Trendy

Because the Tate Trendy opened in 2000, the Turbine Corridor has housed a few of the world’s most memorable and celebrated works of latest artwork, reaching thousands and thousands of viewers annually. The way in which artists have interpreted this huge industrial area has revolutionized public notion of latest artwork within the twenty first century. The annual Hyundai Fee offers artists the chance to create new works for this distinctive context. The orders are made doable by the long-term partnership between Tate and Hyundai Motor, which has been confirmed as a part of the longest preliminary dedication of a company associate in Tate’s historical past via 2026.

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About Hyundai Motor Firm

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