Art In America

Wangechi Mutu

at Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway

Kenyan-born Wangechi Mutu brings her cyber-feminist collage, video and installations to Brooklyn with this retrospective, "A Fantastic Journey." The bloody violence in some of her collages refers to a gory history of colonialist violence and civil wars in her native continent, and the animal and machine parts that constitute some of her figures are nightmarish hybrids imbued with a deep sense of cool. While the large collages can seem a bit diffuse, smaller, distilled works like the Family Tree group of collages bring a condensed energy, with a sexual and visual punch.

 

 

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