The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Wangechi Mutu

Episode No. 76 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast featured artist Wangechi Mutu. The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is currently showing "Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey," the first mid-career survey of Mutu’s work. Curated by the Nasher’s Trevor Schoonmaker, the exhibition is on view through July 21. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney is now showing a concurrent (but obviously different) Mutu survey. It will be up through August 14.

Mutu was born in Nairobi, Kenya, schooled in Wales and New York and lives in Brooklyn. Her work, which began as mostly collage-based but has evolved to include sculpture and room-sized installations. The winner of the 2010 Deutsche Bank “Artist of the Year,” Mutu has been featured in solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Art Pace, the Miami Art MuseumKunsthalle Wien, the Art Gallery of Ontario and more.

This is a detail from Mutu’s Riding Death in My Sleep (2002).

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