Wangechi Mutu, an internationally renowned artist, is well known for her spectacular and provocative collages depicting hybrid female figures in otherworldly landscapes. She uses the feminine form to investigate and critique issues ranging from colonialism to displacement, ritual, perceptions of Africa and the eroticization of the Black female body. Combining decorative materials and magazine cutouts, she samples liberally from sources as diverse as African traditions, international politics, the fashion industry and science fiction.
In 2013 the Nasher originated the traveling exhibition and Mutu’s first major solo museum exhibition, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
The museum has three of Mutu’s works in the collection, featured below.
Wangechi Mutu, Family Tree
In advance of the exhibition, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, the Nasher Museum purchased Family Tree, a suite of 13 works on ...