Recently, The New York Times‘s Aruna D’Souza profiled Wangechi Mutu MFA ’00 in the leadup to her New Museum exhibition, “Intertwined,” an ambitious survey of the artist’s prolific career.
The profile, titled “An Artist With Roots in Nairobi and New York Imagines a New Destiny” explores how Mutu blends evolutionary history, science fiction, and her bicontinental life experience into sculpture.
Read the full profile here.
Photo: Wangechi Mutu’s “In Two Canoe” (2022) at Storm King Art Center is coming to the New Museum in March. The hybrid creatures are based in part on mangrove trees, a botanical species that moved around the globe with humans who migrated over millennia. She suggests a more equitable world in which women, the environment and history are in balance. Credit: Wangechi Mutu and Gladstone Gallery