Wangechi Mutu, This you call Civilization? @ 288px

Wangechi Mutu, This you call Civilization?, 2008, Mixed media, ink, contact paper on Mylar, 98 x 52 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects. Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada. Photo credit: Bill Orcutt

Wangechi Mutu

February 24 - May 23, 2010


Wangechi Mutu: This You Call Civilization? features stunningly intricate collage-based works by African-born, New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu in her first major museum exhibition in North America.

Wangechi Mutu: This You Call Civilization? panel discussion

Wangechi Mutu’s work boldly explores the contradictions of female and cultural identity, drawing the viewer into conversations about beauty, consumerism, colonialism, race, and gender. Her representations of the human form are disturbing and transfixing, at once utterly complex and strikingly direct.

Organized by

The Art Gallery of Ontario

Generously supported by

George Hartman and Arlene Goldman

Supported by

The Canada Council for the Arts

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