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Wangechi Mutu

My Dirty Little Heaven

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Thursday, November 18, 2010
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Open to the public
Free of charge
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Kenyan born and New York-based collagist and painter Wangechi Mutu creates work that critiques gender, culture and mass media imagery. Exploring the female body as a site of engagement and provocation, Mutu’s work is frequently populated by hybrid figures that possess an almost abject beauty. The artist samples imagery from disparate sources – medical diagrams, fashion magazines, anthropology and botany texts, pornography, and traditional African arts. The artist’s signature aesthetic utilizes tactile and fleshy surfaces to readily engage in her own unique form of myth-making.

With support from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), Chelsea River Gallery, UM Museum of Art (UMMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).


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