The Contemporary Austin presents "Wangechi Mutu" opening reception

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The Contemporary Austin presents "Wangechi Mutu" opening reception
Photo courtesy of The Contemporary Austin Press

Wangechi Mutu brings together both new and existing work, anchored by a new, site-specific edition of "Throw, 2017," an action painting generated by a performance in which Mutu throws black paper pulp against the wall, creating an abstract composition that dries, hardens, and then degrades over time. Also included are the three-channel digital animation "The End of carrying All, 2015," along with a body of sculptures and installations, many of which debut in this exhibition, inspired by the artist's recent opening of a second studio in her native country of Kenya. Also, she has another outdoor installation "Water Woman, 2017" This graceful sculpture-a charcoal-colored cast bronze figure that is half human and half water creature, is a rare example of an outdoor sculpture by the artist.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 14, 2018.

Event Details



The Contemporary Austin — Jones Center
700 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria
3809 W. 35th St.
Austin, TX 78703