Please join theHotness.com’s Nicole Moore and Artist of the Year Wangechi Mutu this Saturday, December 18th at NYC’s Gladstone Gallery for an Artist Talk about Black female body politics, beauty, being “Exotic” and racism.
Wangechi Mutu’s art is much more than cuttin’ & pasting. Her collage summons up ancestral ghosts of dismembered African bodies and futuristic alien goddesses that can leap and bound over breast implants and traditional ideas of beauty. “Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body,” states the Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist.
Her current exhibition “Hunt Bury Flee” at the Gladstone Gallery will blow your mind. Works like “Root of All Eves” and my favorite, “Humming,” (above) show women that are bootylicious, dignified, sensual, fractured yet strong. Featured on theHotness’ first annual “10 Most Fascinating People” List, Wangechi creates art that simmers with the power and beauty particularly of women of color. She has studied both anthropology and sculpture and has lived in Nairobi, Wales, and New Haven, where she received her MFA from Yale University.
Join us this Saturday for a wonderful tour, talk and tasty tidbits. Please RSVP in the comments section and let us know if you will attend. Thanks.
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY
2:00 – 5:00PM