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Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined

03/02/23-06/04/23

The New Museum will present a major solo exhibition of the work of Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972, Nairobi), which will bring together over one hundred works from across her twenty-five-year career.

Cover Image:

Wangechi Mutu, In Two Canoe, 2022. Bronze, 180 × 68 × 72 in (457.2 × 172.7 × 182.9 cm). Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery. © Wangechi Mutu

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Representing the full breadth of her practice, the presentation will encompass painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, film, and performance. Mutu first gained acclaim for her collage-based practice exploring camouflage, transformation, and mutation. She extends these strategies to her work across various media, developing hybrid, fantastical forms that fuse mythical and folkloric narratives with layered sociohistorical references. “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” will trace connections between recent developments in the artist’s sculptural practice and her decades-long exploration of the legacies of colonialism, globalization, and African and diasporic cultural traditions. At once culturally specific and transnational in scope, Mutu’s work grapples with contemporary realities, while proffering new models for a radically changed future informed by feminism, Afrofuturism, and interspecies symbiosis.

This exhibition is curated by Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator and Vivian Crockett, Curator.

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Sponsors

Lead support for this exhibition is provided by


Major support for this exhibition is provided by the Artemis Council of the New Museum.*

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by:
the Ed Bradley Family Foundation
Agnes Gund
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts.

We gratefully acknowledge the Friends of Wangechi Mutu:
Elisa Nuyten, Chair
The Jerome L. Stern Family Foundation
Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger
Jennifer and Matthew Harris
Helen and Charles Schwab
Isabella del Frate Rayburn
Sarah L. Challinor

Additional support is provided by The Robert Lehman Foundation.

Support for the accompanying publication has been provided by the A4 Arts Foundation and the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

Special thanks to Gladstone Gallery, Victoria Miro, and Vielmetter Los Angeles.

*Artemis Council Members
Dr. Shelley Fox Aarons, Maria Baibakova, Kara Boyle, Lisa Burnes, Cheryl Chan, Ingrid Cincala-Gilbert, Glori Cohen, Anna Maria Gonzales Cuevas, Kaleta A. Doolin, Heather Flow, Julia Fowler, Maria Beatrice Giovanardi, Molly Gochman, Stacey Goergen, Kimberly Gould, Agnes Gund, Vanessa Guo, Christina Hribar, Lucy Liu, Nicole Nunag, Jessica Paindiris, Holly Peterson, Bettina Prentice, Debbie Rechler, Barrie Roman, Nicole Salmasi, Tracey Serko, Julie Simpson, Jennifer Soros, Vicki Match Suna, Nicola Vassell, Younghee Kim-Wait and Alexandra Wait, Olivia Walton, Madeline Weinrib, Demetria White, Sue Hostetler Wrigley, Frances Young Fuchs, and Tiffany Zabludowicz, and ambassadors Aimée Mullins and H.R.H. Princess Eugenie of York

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