TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 / 11 AM – 4 PM

Lectures

Artist Lecture: Wangechi Mutu

10/4/2018 / 7:00pm

*Reservations required

Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan born internationally renowned artist who has studied in both New York and Nairobi. She will speak about her work and developments in her art and how the events in her life have influenced and shaped her practice.

The Des Moines Art Center accessioned Mutu's stunning black bronze Water Woman in 2017, a sculpture of a Nguva, a water-woman of East African folklore that blends human characteristics with those of the endangered Dugong, a relative of the manatee. The Art Center also featured two of Mutu’s films Cutting, 2004, as part of the exhibition Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967 – 2017 and The End of eating Everything, 2013 as part of the Single-channel series Journey into Peripheral Worlds.  

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This lecture is supported by the Margaret Ann (Dudie) Ash Fund.

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This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Location Information:
Des Moines Art Center
Levitt Auditorium

2018-10-04 19:00:00 2018-10-04 00:00:00 America/Chicago Artist Lecture: Wangechi Mutu *Reservations required Wangechi Mutu is a Kenyan born internationally renowned artist who has studied in both New York and Nairobi. She will speak about her work and developments in her art and how the events in her life have influenced and shaped her practice. The Des Moines Art Center accessioned Mutu's stunning black bronze  Water Woman  in 2017, a sculpture of a Nguva, a water-woman of East African folklore that blends human characteristics with those of the endangered Dugong, a relative of the manatee. The Art Center also featured two of Mutu’s films  Cutting , 2004, as part of the exhibition  Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967 – 2017  and  The End of eating Everything , 2013 as part of the Single-channel series  Journey into Peripheral Worlds .   Make Reservations This lecture is supported by the Margaret Ann (Dudie) Ash Fund. This program is supported by Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Des Moines Art Center Levitt Auditorium

Wangechi Mutu
Banana Stroke, 2017
Site Specific Action Painting
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (13-14 November 2017)
Courtesy of the Artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels, Victoria Miro London, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Photo Credit Cynthia Edorh.

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