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“Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” (March 2, 2023 - June 4, 2023) New Museum, NYC


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One for the "must-see" list if you are planning a NYC trip this Spring.  

"The New Museum will present a major solo exhibition of the work of Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972, Nairobi), which will bring together over one hundred works from across her twenty-five-year career.

Representing the full breadth of her practice, the presentation will encompass painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, film, and performance. Mutu first gained acclaim for her collage-based practice exploring camouflage, transformation, and mutation. She extends these strategies to her work across various media, developing hybrid, fantastical forms that fuse mythical and folkloric narratives with layered sociohistorical references. “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” will trace connections between recent developments in the artist’s sculptural practice and her decades-long exploration of the legacies of colonialism, globalization, and African and diasporic cultural traditions. At once culturally specific and transnational in scope, Mutu’s work grapples with contemporary realities, while proffering new models for a radically changed future informed by feminism, Afrofuturism, and interspecies symbiosis."

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Truly a mind-bending exhibition.  Works by Mutu are on all gallery floors, although the best floors are number 2 and 3.  

Works feature a mix of sculpture, video, and collage and painting on Mylar.  The show is alien, futuristic, and organic with traditional African influences.  

This is someone who conceptualizes the world different from other people.

If you are in NYC over the next month, do not miss.    


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