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Wangechi Mutu

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23 May-14 August 2013

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Wangechi Mutu has now finished.

Wangechi Mutu, photograph: Kathryn Parker Almanas

Wangechi Mutu, Intertwined 2003, collage and watercolour on paper, Collection Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles, image courtesy and © the artist

Wangechi Mutu, Exhuming Gluttony: Another Requiem (detail) 2011, animal pelts, wood, bottles, wine, packing tape, blankets, electrical components, synthetic hair, Daskalopoulos Collection, Athens, Greece, © FMGBGuggenheim Bilbao Museoa, 2011, photograph: Erika Barahona-Ede

Wangechi Mutu, Adari Girl from The Ark Collection 2006, collage on postcards displayed in 4 vitrines, Sender Collection, New York, image courtesy and © the artist

Wangechi Mutu, Perhaps the Moon Will Save Us (detail) 2008, blankets, plastic pearls, aluminium foil, animal pelts, clothing, photo collage, packing tape, ink, paint, image courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels © the artist

Wangechi Mutu, Ngbaka People from the series Bedroom Masks 2011, collaged paper on postcard, Collection of the artist, New York, image courtesy and © the artist

Wangechi Mutu, blackthrone XI (detail) 2012, wooden chair, plastic, synthetic hair, tinsel, image courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels © the artist

Discover the diverse practice of Kenyan-born, Brooklyn–based artist Wangechi Mutu in this free major presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney featuring collage, drawing, sculpture, installation and video.

Be drawn into contemplations on beauty, colonialism, race and gender through Mutu’s sumptuous works. Mutu’s collages combine drawn elements and image fragments from a variety of media including fashion magazines and ethnographic journals, as well as representations of the female body in pornography.

Watch video works that poetically illustrate activities relating to women’s work and be captivated by Mutu’s storytelling power in the haunting blackthrones (2012), towering constructions made from chairs, plastic bags, ribbon, cassette tape and feathers.

Experience Mutu’s recent major installations, including the multi-sensory Exhuming Gluttony: Another Requiem (2006) displaying surfaces groaning with excess. Your immersion in other-worldly spaces continues with the lunar landscape Perhaps the Moon Will Save Us (2008) and Mountetas (2008), volcanic mounds rising from the gallery floor.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking and stimulating selection of recent and new artworks by this exciting international artist, shown for the first time in Australia.

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