Saturday, May 22, 2010

Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu born in Niarobi, Kenya studied at Cooper Union and received her MFA from Yale. Mutu believes, “Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body.” Mutu's goddess-like figure becomes an embodiment of the disjointed facets of modern Africa, caught in the flux of Western preconception, internal turmoil, ancient tradition, and blossoming future.