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Tag: Wangechi Mutu

Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu's collages ebb and flow with beauty and horror. She cobbles together images of monstrous temptresses from sources as disparate as original paintings, found objects, wildlife photography, and even porn. These seductive yet tortured characters, according to the artist, are meant to illuminate the ugly effects the legacy of colonialism has had on society's view of black, female bodies in particular. Her women hide in fields and swamps, seeming to flee from an unwelcoming civilization.

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