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Wangechi Mutu

20140616205407-mutu_once-upon-a-time_428h Wangechi Mutu's Fantastic Journey: An Interview with Curator Trevor Schoonmaker   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Wangechi Mutu at Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) April 18th - July 6th
Posted 6/16/14

This season, MOCA North Miami opened its doors to the touring exhibition of Wangechi Mutu’s first museum survey in the US. A Fantastic Journey, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Chief Curator and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art, features over fifty works across the artist's career from the 1990s to present. ArtSlant got a chance to sit down with Schoonmaker for the inside scoop on Mutu, the exhibition, and its impact on the contemporary arts. ... [more]

20120102235755-travel_without_visual_experience Black-out Viewing at Center   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Hamra Abbas, Adel Abdessemed, Wong Hoy Cheong, Pak Sheung Chuen, Thierry Fontaine, Shaun Gladwell, Tsang Kin-Wah, Dinh Q. Lê, Wangechi Mutu, Dan Perjovschi, Shahzia Sikander, Dimitar Solakov, Nedko Solakov, Sun Xun, Du Zhenjun, Jiang Zhi at Times Museum December 30th, 2011 - February 6th, 2012
Posted 1/2/12

Doubt is a concept close to my heart (for all the right – and wrong reasons). It is a state of being separated from fixed ideas, moving into a region where certainties flicker out like an ageing fluorescent strip. I feel this movement into doubt is a primary activity of art: simulation, illusion, questioning, all the while leaving the audience open to new thoughts and ways of thinking. The artist does things and I ask: “Why are they doing this?” Doubt is a region of productivity, of investigation, of cross... [more]

Mutu_01 Artist of the Year 2010   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Wangechi Mutu at KunstHall - Deutsche Bank April 10th, 2010 - June 13th, 2010
Posted 4/12/10

  Wangechi Mutu’s installation at the Deutsche Guggenheim is the first exhibition in Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” program. The artist, who was born in Kenya in 1972 and currently lives in New York, was selected on the recommendation of the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council, comprised of the curators Okwui Enwezor, Hou Hanru, Udo Kittelmann, and Nancy Spector. The selection of Mutu as “Artist of the Year 2010” reflects equally important focuses of Deutsche Bank’s art activities: internationalism, divers... [more]

Mutu-thisyoucall-288 Toronto: Year in Review by curator David Moos   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Wangechi Mutu at Art Gallery of Ontario February 24th, 2010 - May 23rd, 2010
Posted 2/7/10

David Moos-- "2009 unfolded with a vibrant decentered logic..." There were great projects and exhibitions happening in all parts of the city—from larger institutions to private galleries and art festivals. In the summer of ‘09 Mark Lewis represented Canada at Venice and by late August audiences could encounter his films at the University of Toronto’s Barnicke Gallery where pavilion commissioner Barbara Fischer assembled Lewis urban films into a coherent portrait of the modern city. That coincided... [more]

Olofsson_-_say_hello_then_wave_goodbye A Touch of Romanticism   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Richard Billingham, Berlinde De Bruykere, Edward Burtynsky, Sophie Calle, Petah Coyne, Angelo Filomento, Jesper Just, Florian Maier-Aichen, Mary McCleary, Wangechi Mutu, Annee Olofsson, David Schnell, Ryan Taber, Cheyenne Weaver at Grey Art Gallery January 13th, 2009 - April 4th, 2009
Posted 2/19/09

When you have an exhibition co-curated by two university professors (and one gallery director) things get a bit academic; texts reach further beyond the physical objects to which they are bound to and new catch phrases like “damaged romanticism” and “aftermath aesthetic” are wielded in hopes of coining a new epochal nomenclature. But when one takes the didactic texts and curatorial framing of Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion with a grain of salt, one can better enjoy this almost mus... [more]

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