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Sunday, March 19, 2006

Wangechi Mutu

'Ectopic Pregnancy' and 'Complete Prolapsus of the Uterus', both 2004
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From the 'About' text: "Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu has trained as both a sculptor and anthropologist. Her work explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity and makes reference to colonial history, contemporary African politics and the international fashion industry. Drawing from the aesthetics of traditional crafts, science fiction and funkadelia, Mutu’s works document the contemporary myth making of endangered cultural heritage. ..."
Wangechi Mutu - Selected Works (via Vigna-Marú)