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A New Monograph Follows the Evolution of Wangechi Mutu's Mythologizing Practice

13 days ago   |   By Colossal

“Water Woman” (2017), bronze, 91 x 165 x 178 centimeters. All images © Wangechi Mutu, courtesy of Phaidon, shared with permission
A new monograph published by Phaidon delves into the multi-faceted work of Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu. The first of its kind, the volume packs hundreds of artworks, glimpses into Mutu's Nairobi studio , and her own writings within its 160 pages. Known for mythologizing, the artist often incorporates found, organic materials like soil, feathers, bone, and ephemera into her collages and sculptures. The works broadly explore gender, sexuality, politics...
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