Exhibition -- Screenings 6: Wangechi Mutu

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Exhibition -- Screenings 6: Wangechi Mutu

This event occurred in the past

Exhibition -- Screenings 6: Wangechi Mutu

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 — Friday, February 26, 2021

Location

Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center Gallery

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

Free

Details

Wangechi Mutu is a leading figure in contemporary art. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Mutu studied art at Cooper Union and Yale University and today lives in New York City. Mutu's works in a wide variety of media­—collage, sculpture, printmaking and film—have been shown in major venues throughout the world since the late 1990s. Often Mutu uses representations of the exoticized female body as “a platform for what we feel about ourselves as humans.” Her intricate work incorporates imagery from contemporary fashion and popular music, as well as traditional African motifs and, in this way, addresses the complexities and hybridization that distinguish our contemporary moment. Screenings 6 represents the first time that San Diego audiences have had the opportunity to see Amazing Grace (2005). This early video features images of a woman—the artist—in a gauzy, white dress as she moves from a beach into the roiling surf. The soundtrack is comprised of waves breaking and a voice singing in the background. The song is well-known to American audiences: “Amazing Grace.” Mutu sings the hymn in her native tongue.

Exhibition on view October 26, 2020 - February 26, 2021.

Due to uncertainties surrounding the global pandemic, University Galleries' actual open hours are subject to guidance provided by USD's Covid-19 Action Team. Social distancing and masks are required of all visitors and reduced gallery capacities may also be enforced. Please check the website before visiting.

 

Image Credit: Courtesy of the Artist, Gladstone Gallery, Victoria Miro Gallery, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

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