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Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey

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This richly illustrated full-color catalog accompanies the first major solo museum exhibition and most comprehensive survey of the artist Wangechi Mutu's work, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from March 21, 2013, through July 21, 2013, before traveling to the Brooklyn Museum. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1972, and now based in Brooklyn, Mutu renders the complex global sensibility of the early twenty-first century through a distinctly hybrid aesthetic. She combines found materials and magazine cutouts with sculpture and painted imagery, sampling from sources and phenomena as diverse as African traditions, international politics, the fashion industry, and science fiction. In her work, Mutu marries poetic symbolism with sociopolitical critique to explore issues of gender, race, war, colonialism, and, particularly, the exoticization of the black female body.

The many images included in Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey highlight the most important and iconic works that Mutu has created since the mid-1990s, as well as portray new collages, drawings, videos, and site-specific installations. The catalog also offers an intimate look into her sketchbooks and includes an interview with the artist conducted by the exhibition's curator, Trevor Schoonmaker. Essays by Schoonmaker, the art historian Kristine Stiles, and the critic, musician, and producer Greg Tate are paired with an illustrated chronology of Mutu's work.

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Synopsis:

This full-color catalog accompanies the first major solo museum exhibition of the artist Wangechi Mutu's work, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from March 21, 2013 until July 21, 2013, before traveling to the Brooklyn Museum.

About the Author

Trevor Schoonmaker is Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, where he has curated the traveling exhibitions The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, and Street Level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova and Robin Rhode. He is the editor of Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780938989363
Author:
Wangechi
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Schoonmaker, Trevor
Subject:
African
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color illustrations
Pages:
176

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This full-color catalog accompanies the first major solo museum exhibition of the artist Wangechi Mutu's work, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from March 21, 2013 until July 21, 2013, before traveling to the Brooklyn Museum.
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