Saturday, June 15, 2013

Catalogue Release & Dance Party with Artist Wangechi Mutu at Motorco - 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 15
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham
Doors open at 7 PM / Free Event / Food Trucks
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Artist Wangechi Mutu will host a book release and signing party at Motorco Music Hall for the richly illustrated catalogue published on the occasion of her solo exhibition at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey. Join the artist and curator Trevor Schoonmaker at Motorco for a lively discussion with Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder, critic and musician Greg Tate and Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal. The conversation will focus on Mutu’s work in relationship to like-minded musicians, including her recent video collaboration with recording artist Santigold.


The talk will be followed by book signing at 9 PM and a dance party with 9th Wonder, Harrison Haynes (of Les Savy Fav) and DJ Strider.


This 176-page book includes many images that highlight the most important and iconic works Mutu has created since the mid-1990s, as well as portraying the installation at the Nasher Museum, including new collages, a monumental wall drawing, videos and selections from the artist’s sketchbooks. The catalogue includes scholarly essays by Trevor Schoonmaker, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum, art historian Kristine Stiles and Greg Tate, paired with an illustrated chronology of Mutu’s work.


Signed catalogues will be available for purchase at the Motorco event, and subsequently at the Nasher Museum Store. Receive a free Nasher Museum tote bag with the purchase of a catalogue and a museum membership.


Motorco attendees will receive a free ticket voucher to see the exhibition, on view at the Nasher Museum through July 21.


Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is the most comprehensive and innovative show yet for Mutu, an internationally renowned, multidisciplinary artist born in Kenya and based in Brooklyn. With more than 50 works from the mid-1990s to the present, the exhibition features many of the artist’s most iconic collages drawn from major international collections, rarely seen early works and new creations. The exhibition also unveils the artist’s sketchbooks of intimate drawings and Mutu’s first-ever animated video, created in collaboration with Santigold, commissioned by the Nasher Museum.