First Wednesday Art Talk
FAMSF Docent, Kathryn Zupsic will present her online slide talk on Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?
Over the past two decades, Wangechi Mutu has created chimerical images (paintings and sculptures) of powerful female characters, hybrid beings, and fantastical landscapes. With a rare understanding of the power and need for new mythologies—the productive friction of opposites beyond simple binaries and stereotypes—Mutu breaches common distinctions among human, animal, plant, and machine. She moves between cultural traditions to challenge colonialist, racist, and sexist worldviews with her visionary projection of an alternate universe informed by Afrofuturism, post-humanism, and feminism. Mutu’s exhibition aims to spur “a purposeful examination of art histories, mythologies, and the techniques of archiving and remembering.”
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This exhibition is currently at the Legion of Honor through November 7th.