New Museum presents ‘Intertwined’ by Wangechi Mutu

New Museum presents 'Intertwined' by Wangechi Mutu, on display until June 4.

New Museum presents ‘Intertwined’ by Wangechi Mutu, on display until June 4.

Mutu was born on June 22, 1972, in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a contemporary Kenyan artist noted for her work conflating gender, race, art history, and personal identity. Creating complex collages, videos, sculptures, and performances, Mutu’s work features recurring mysterious leitmotifs such as masked women and snake-like tendrils.

This exhibition highlights some of Mutu’s earlier art, as well as her most recent artistic outputs, which are primarily made from Nairobi-sourced wood, soil, and bronze. According to the curators, Vivian Crockett, Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring, and Ian Wallace, “Intertwined” will chronicle Mutu’s recent sculptural development, and connect it to her long-standing expression and exploration of the legacies of colonialism, globalization, in African and diasporic cultural traditions.

‘Intertwined’ will allow art lovers to see and appreciate the thematic progression of Mutu’s work, and get a sense of how New York-based art institutions have influenced the scope of her artistry over time.

The New Museum, founded in 1977, is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world.

Source: New Museum.

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