Wangechi Mutu (Contemporary Artist’s Series)
Adrienne Edwards, Courtney J. Martin, Kellie Jones, Chika Okeke-Agulu
Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972) is a Kenyan-born American visual artist, known primarily for her painting, sculpture, film, and performance work. Wangechi Mutu’s remarkable body of work touches on such issues as sexuality, ecology, politics, and the rhythms and chaos that govern the world. Her paintings, sculptures, and collages, often enriched with culturally-charged materials including tea, synthetic hair, Kenyan soil, feathers, and sand, interweave fact with fiction, generating a unique form of myth-making that sets her apart from classical history or popular culture. This is the first book to document her evolution and explore her impact.