Talks / Workshops

In Conversation: Wangechi Mutu

Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
09 Oct 2014

In Conversation: Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu, 2014 Photography: 
© Kathryn Parker Almanas

Wangechi Mutu is one of the most exciting and inventive contemporary artists working today.

Visit Tate Modern for a riveting and candid conversation charting the artist’s career to date via her varied sources of inspiration, rarely-seen sketchbooks and insights into new directions in her practice, including her current exploration of the possibilities of printmaking, mythology and more.

The Kenyan-born, New York based artist, known for her complex paintings and collages of the female body, has developed a distinctive practice spanning drawing, video, sculpture and installation. Straddling tradition and taboo, Mutu’s work challenges the uneasy interplay of the ethnographic and erotic in visual culture.

The artist will be in conversation with Curator of International Art, Zoe Whitley, in advance of Mutu’s exhibition Nguva na Nyoka (Sirens and Serpents) at Victoria Miro, on view from 14 October 2014.


Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Thursday 9 October 2014, 18.30 – 20.00
£12, concessions available


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