The New Museum will present a major solo exhibition of work by Wangechi Mutu, bringing together more than one hundred works across painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, and film to present the full breadth of her practice from the mid-
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The most complete survey of Mutu’s work to date, “Intertwined” will be a unique opportunity to see the range and depth of the artist’s practice across her twenty-
On view March 2–June 4, 2023, “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” will take over the entire the museum, encompassing the three main floors, lobby, “Screens Series” program on the lower level, and a new commission for the building’s glass façade. Curated by Vivian Crockett, Curator, and Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator, with Ian Wallace, Curatorial Assistant, “Intertwined” will trace connections between recent developments in Mutu’s sculptural practice and her decades-
The exhibition will include some of Mutu’s earliest works on paper and small-
Mutu first gained acclaim in the late 1990s for her collage-
“Intertwined” offers audiences the opportunity to see thematic throughlines and progressions across the arc of Mutu’s influential career. In particular, this survey highlights the important rôle that New York institutions have played in the development of her practice—from early commissions at the New Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the former Museum of African Art to her historic 2018 commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s façade and her recent presentation at Storm King Art Center.
“Mutu’s work has long been characterized by a sense of permeable boundaries and hybridity, invested in the complex encounters of bodies, sites, and structures. Her work grapples with contemporary realities and proffers new models for a radically changed future informed by feminism, Afrofuturism, and interspecies symbiosis,” said Vivian Crockett, Curator, New Museum.
“Mutu’s work presciently addresses some of today’s most vital questions concerning historical violence and its impact on women, and our inextricable ties to one another, our ecosystems, and all life forms with which we share our planet,” continued Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator, New Museum.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue co-
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