“The New Museum presents a major solo exhibition of work by Wangechi Mutu, bringing together more than one hundred works across painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, and film to present the full breadth of her practice from the mid-1990s to today. On view March 2–June 4, 2023, ‘Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined’ takes over the entire museum, encompassing the three main floors, lobby, ‘Screens Series’ program on the lower level, seventh floor Sky Room, and a new commission for the building’s glass façade. Curated by Vivian Crockett, Curator, and Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator, with Ian Wallace, Curatorial Assistant, ‘Intertwined’ traces connections between recent developments in Mutu’s sculptural practice and her decades-long exploration of the legacies of colonialism, globalization, and African and diasporic cultural traditions.” — New Museum
“Mutu’s work has long been characterized by a sense of permeable boundaries and hybridity, invested in the complex encounters of bodies, sites, and structures. Her work grapples with contemporary realities and proffers new models for a radically changed future informed by feminism, Afrofuturism, and interspecies symbiosis,” said Vivian Crockett, Curator, New Museum.
“Mutu’s work presciently addresses some of today’s most vital questions concerning historical violence and its impact on women, and our inextricable ties to one another, our ecosystems, and all life forms with which we share our planet,” continued Margot Norton, Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator, New Museum.
Installation views of “Wangechi Mutu: Intertwined” at New Museum. Photos by Corrado Serra.