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Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?


This dazzling book accompanies a presentation of Wangechi Mutu’s new work on view at the Legion of Honor, along with a greater selection from her landmark oeuvre. It features a wealth of photography and materials from the gallery installations at the Legion, and serves as a remarkable document of the exhibition. It is also the most comprehensive book on the artist to date.
Over the past two decades, Wangechi Mutu has created chimerical constellations of powerful female characters, hybrid beings, and fantastical landscapes. With a rare understanding of the power and need for new mythologies—the productive friction of opposites beyond simple binaries and stereotypes—Mutu breaches common distinctions among human, animal, plant, and machine. At once seductive and threatening, her figures and environments take the viewer on journeys of material, psychological, and sociopolitical transformation. An artist who calls both Nairobi and New York home, she moves voraciously between cultural traditions to challenge colonialist, racist, and sexist worldviews with her visionary projection of an alternate universe informed by Afrofuturism, post-humanism, and feminism.
Mutu’s sprawling exhibition at the Legion of Honor, a museum built for the showcase of European art from antiquity through Impressionism presided over by Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, aims to spur “a purposeful examination of art histories, mythologies, and the techniques of archiving and remembering.” Hardcover, 176 pages.

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    Noreen W.
    United States United States

    A Title More Than Worth Waiting For!

    Wangechi Mutu is such an exceptionally gifted artist. I was unable to travel to experience the deYoung exhibition in person, and that makes this catalogue an especially appreciated treat! The design and content do the artist and the museum proud! Bravo!!!

    Steven H.
    United States United States

    this captures the essence

    This is a great reminder of this powerful exhibit. These sculptures are so imaginative and fantastic.

    Steven H.
    United States United States

    This is a powerful exhibit

    These imaginative and creative African women sculptures and works of art blew me away!

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    Deborah G.
    United States United States

    Still waiting

    I haven't received my copy yet since it was sent to the wrong address. Not much else to say....