wangechi mutu explores colonialism and science fiction in her latest exhibition ‘a fantastic journey’ @ brooklyn museum

October 2, 2013

From October 11, 2013 to March 9, 2014, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu’s will land at the Brooklyn Museum for her latest exhibition “Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.” Known for her stimulating collages merging female subjects with animal, plant and machine parts, Mutu’s work takes inspiration from the fashion industry, pornography, science fiction, African traditions and more in her collection of mixed-media pieces.
This showcase will feature more than 50 pieces of the Nairobi-born’s work spanning from the mid-1990’s to present day including her signature large-scale pieces, sculptural installations, video works, a site-specific wall drawing and never-before-scene sketchbook drawings.
Standout pieces include “Riding Death in My Sleep,” “Misguided Little Unforgivable Hierarchies,” “Eat Cake” and “Le Noble Savage.”
– Niesha Miller, AFROPUNK Contributor

+ Here’s ‘The Triptych’, a short film AFROPUNK did with Wangechi Mutu: