Single-channel 7: Journeys into Peripheral Worlds

wangechi mutu / the end of eating everything

Wangechi Mutu

July 20 – October 15, 2017
Pamela Bass-Bookey and Harry Bookey Gallery / Richard Meier Building

As part of the Single-channel series Journeys into Peripheral Worlds, the Art Center presents Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu's The End of eating Everything (2013). Mutu is a multi-media artist, perhaps best known for her fantastical collages that disrupt Western narratives about the black female body. The artist states, The End of eating Everything comes "out of the world of my collages…this film is a slice of my own type of magic realism, as a real and tragic space caught in time. " Starring musician Santigold as a creature with eyes of an Egyptian goddess and hair like Medusa, the video follows the protagonist's quest for sustenance in the form of a flock of crows. As the journey continues, this sci-fi story takes a turn that ultimately condemns the environmental impact of excessive consumption.

Single-channel 7: Journeys into Peripheral Worlds – Wangechi Mutu / The End of eating Everything is organized by Senior Curator Alison Ferris.

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Wangechi Mutu (Kenyan, born 1972)
The End of eating Everything, 2013
Video still 
Copyright Wangechi Mutu
Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

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