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Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is the first sur vey in the United States of this internationally renowned\, Brooklyn-based artist. Spanning from the mid-1990s to the present\, the exhibition unites more than fifty pieces\, including Mutu&rsquo\;s signature large-scale coll ages as well as video works\, never-before-seen sketchbook drawings\, a sit e-specific wall drawing\, and sculptural installations. Born in Nairobi\, K enya\, Mutu scrutinizes globalization by combining found materials\, magazi ne cutouts\, sculpture\, and painted imagery. Sampling such diverse sources as African traditions\, international politics\, the fashion industry\, po rnography\, and science fiction\, her work explores gender\, race\, war\, c olonialism\, global consumption\, and the exoticization of the black female body. Mutu is best known for spectacular and provocative collages depictin g female figures&mdash\;part human\, animal\, plant\, and machine&mdash\;in fantastical landscapes that are simultaneously unnerving and alluring\, de fying easy categorization and identification. Bringing her interconnected e cosystems to life for this exhibition through sculptural installations and videos\, Mutu encourages audiences to consider these mythical worlds as pla ces for cultural\, psychological\, and socio-political exploration and tran sformation. \;

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Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey is o rganized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University by Trevor Schoonmak er\, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art. The Brookl yn Museum presentation is coordinated by Saisha Grayson\, Assistant Curator \, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art\, Brooklyn Museum.

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This exhibition was made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Vis ual Arts. Major support was provided by Marilyn M. Arthur\, the Ford Founda tion\, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation\, Katherine Thorpe\, Susanne Vielmet ter Los Angeles Projects\, Gladstone Gallery\, New York\; Victoria Miro Gal lery\, London\; and the North Carolina Arts Council\, a division of the Dep artment of Cultural Resources.

DTEND:20140309 DTSTAMP:20140729T053928 DTSTART:20131011 GEO:40.671172;-73.9635189 LOCATION:Brooklyn Museum of Art\,200 Eastern Parkway \nBrooklyn\, NY 11238- 6052 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: A Fantastic Journey \, Wangechi Mutu UID:294148 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20131011T170000 DTSTAMP:20140729T053928 DTSTART:20131011T100000 GEO:40.671172;-73.9635189 LOCATION:Brooklyn Museum of Art\,200 Eastern Parkway \nBrooklyn\, NY 11238- 6052 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: A Fantastic Journey \, Wangechi Mutu UID:294149 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR