December 16, 2010

Category: Art

Artist Talk with Wangechi Mutu

Please join’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.

Gladstone Gallery
515 West 24th Street
New York, NY

2:00 – 5:00PM

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8 Responses to “Artist Talk with Wangechi MutuComment RSS feed

  • denise
    December 16th, 2010 7:40 pm

    yes. i will be attending. thanx again for the 411.

  • Michele Y. Washington
    December 16th, 2010 11:45 pm

    RSVP Wangechi’s talk this coming Saturday.

  • karen
    December 17th, 2010 12:10 pm

    rsvp-ing for saturday

  • Sun
    December 17th, 2010 2:46 pm

    Please rsvp plus one, thanks!

  • RhondaZuri
    December 17th, 2010 4:54 pm

    RSVp for one. I will be attending.

  • theHotness
    December 18th, 2010 12:39 am
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    I look forward to seeing you all there!

  • clarissa
    December 18th, 2010 12:50 pm

    I’m there.

  • andrew blint
    December 18th, 2010 1:02 pm

    i will be there. been too long my lovely! the works as always is so good and strong. an inspriation. cheers!