The Gender Studies program at The New School presents the signature event for its yearlong theme of Feminist Technologies.
The featured speaker at this event is internationally renowned artist Wangechi Mutu, whose work across media provides a global cultural critique and new paradigms for what it means to be human. Through her large-scale collages and collage-paintings, she reinvents and reinscribes the female body. Her work was recently on view in the solo exhibition, Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey, at the Brooklyn Museum and the Nguva na Nyoka exhibition at the Victoria Miro Gallery in London. Join us for a conversation about the critical import of the artist’s fantastical and visionary hybrid world.
A dialogue and a reception will follow Wangechi Mutu's presentation. This event is free and open to the public.
Wangechi Mutu, Killing You Softly, 2014.
Collage painting on vinyl, 79.25 x 58 inches.
Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery, London.
When & Where
The New School
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