Wanchechi Mutu at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

Wangechi Mutu’s installation at the Deutsche Guggenheim is the first exhibition in Deutsche Bank’s new “Artist of the Year” program.

Wangechi Mutu
The Bride who married a Camel’s head, 2009
© Wangechi Mutu and Susanne Vielmetter
The artist, who was born in Kenya in 1972 and currently lives in New York, was selected on the recom- mendation of the Deutsche Bank Global Art Advisory Council.

For her solo exhibition, Mutu transformed the Deutsche Guggenheim into a suggestive environment which recalls both a protective cocoon and the improvised buildings found in Shanty Towns. She built organic-looking sculptural con- structions from simple means such as gray, felt-like blankets made of recycled materials or brown parcel tape. The creations cover walls and floors of the exhibition hall and at the same time provide the frame- work and background for Mutu’s collages and her new video work “Mud Fountain.”


26.05.2010 | por nadinesiegert