PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 11.25 x 11.25 in. / 144 pgs / 131 color.

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Out of print

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Catalog: MID WINTER 2010 p. 141   

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ISBN 9783775727013 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $65.00

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Wangechi Mutu: My Dirty Little Heaven

Text by Okwui Enwezor, Lauri Firstenberg, Friedhelm Hütte, Courtney J. Martin, Klaus Ottmann, Pierre de Weck.

Kenyan sculptor and anthropologist Wangechi Mutu (born 1972) mines ethnographic photography, fashion, sport, porn and popular-science publications such as National Geographic to develop her fierce critique of the deformation of the female body by consumerism in elegant, tapering spirals of collage and drawing. Mutu refers to her hybrid women as “warrior women” whom she augments and contorts in prosthetic treatments. Often indefinably horrific, Mutu’s complexly patterned works are often pitched between decorative abstraction and mutant figuration, and as Klaus Ottman points out in an essay included here, her hybrid creatures evoke “the genocidal horrors inflicted by African rebels in Sierra Leone and Sudanese soldiers in Darfur while also recalling the imaginative heads of Archimboldo; the erotic contortions of Egon Schiele; and the photomontages of Hannah Höch.” Mutu’s work, presented here in over 130 color images, has advanced a fresh treatment of black female identity, consumer culture and postcolonialism.
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Wangechi Mutu: My Dirty Little Heaven

WANGECHI MUTU: MY DIRTY LITTLE HEAVEN

Text by Okwui Enwezor, Lauri Firstenberg, Friedhelm Hütte, Courtney J. Martin, Klaus Ottmann, Pierre de Weck.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775727013
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Pub Date: 11/30/2010
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Wangechi Mutu: This You Call Civilization?

WANGECHI MUTU: THIS YOU CALL CIVILIZATION?

Edited by David Moos. Text by Jennifer Gonzalez, Odili Donald Odita, Raphael Rubinstein, et al.

ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, TORONTO

ISBN: 9781894243643
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Pub Date: 5/31/2010
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Wangechi Mutu: In Whose Image

WANGECHI MUTU: IN WHOSE IMAGE

Text by Angela Stief. Interview by Gerald Matt.

VERLAG FüR MODERNE KUNST

ISBN: 9783941185067
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Pub Date: 11/30/2009
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Wangechi Mutu: A Shady Promise

WANGECHI MUTU: A SHADY PROMISE

Edited by Douglas Singleton. Text by Isolde Brielmaier, Michael Veal, Malik Gaines.

DAMIANI

ISBN: 9788862080217
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Pub Date: 5/1/2008
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