Blog / Work of the Week: Yo Mama by Wangechi Mutu

Posted by J Caldwell

As part of Wangechi Mutu’s mid-career review at the Nasher Museum - A Fantastic Journey - the artist discusses her career trajectory and the importance of collage in contemporary art with Nasher Museum curator Trevor Schoonmaker. In this podcast, Wangechi  talks about her diptych, Yo Mama, that she created 10 years ago.

“The power for me in this is to keep the figure, the story of female, in the center.” -Wangechi Mutu

Listen here.

 

Podcast by J Caldwell
Image: Wangechi Mutu, Yo Mama, 2003. Ink, mica flakes, pressure-sensitive synthetic polymer sheeting, cut-and-pasted printed paper, painted paper, and synthetic polymer paint on paper; overall: 59 1/8 x 85 inches (150.2 x 215.9 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift, 2511.2005.a-b. © Wangechi Mutu. Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. Photo by David Allison.

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