The New Museum in New York is currently hosting the exhibition “Intertwined” by Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu, which runs through June 4, 2023. This solo exhibition features more than 100 of the artist’s works that have been produced throughout her twenty-five year career.
The exhibition spans Wangechi Mutu‘s entire practice, which includes painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, film and performance. The artist has become known for her collage practice, which explores camouflage, transformation, and mutation. She has developed these strategies in her work in various media, creating hybrid and fantastical forms that fuse mythic and folkloric narratives with layered socio-historical references.
“Intertwined” draws connections between recent developments in the artist’s sculptural practice and her longstanding exploration of the legacies of colonialism, globalization, and African and diasporic cultural traditions. Wangechi Mutu’s work is both culturally specific and transnational, addressing contemporary realities while proposing new models for a radically different future informed by feminism, Afrofuturism, and interspecies symbiosis.
The exhibition is organized by Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator, Margot Norton and Curator, Vivian Crockett. Visitors will be able to discover a selection of key pieces by the contemporary artist, some of which have never been exhibited before.
Critics have praised Wangechi Mutu’s work for his ability to create powerful and emotional forms from found images and materials. The New York Times wrote that “Wangechi Mutu has developed a strikingly beautiful visual language that reveals the complexity of African stories, their fusions and fissions.” The Guardian noted that “Wangechi Mutu‘s work is mesmerizing, incisive and often funny”.
“Intertwined” is a must-see exhibition for all contemporary art lovers and those interested in issues of identity, globalization and creativity. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Wangechi Mutu‘s incredibly diverse and inspiring work at the New Museum in New York.