Wangechi Mutu ‘This You Call Civilization?’
Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan Born artist who moved to NYC where she went on to gain her MFA from Yale in the 1990′s. Still based in New York, Mutu’s imagery of black women by the use of Photos and Paintings in collage have become iconic. Her newest works are on show at AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) Toronto and is entitled ‘This You Call Civilization?’.
“Wangechi Mutu’s work boldly explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity, drawing the viewer into conversations about beauty, consumerism, colonialism, race, and gender. Her representations of the human form are disturbing and transfixing, at once utterly complex and strikingly direct.”
Thanks to Jose Parla.
March 17, 2010