Sunday, January 20, 2008

Contemporary Kenyan Artist Speaking at UNC

Wangechi Mutu, a critically acclaimed Contemporary Kenyan-born artist, is speaking at UNC's Global Education Center on Tuesday, March 4th at 6PM. Mutu's works are collage based and use fashion magazines, National Geographics, and books about Africa to express the tension of modern Africa as it struggles to emerge from preconceptions, ancient tradition, and modern forces. Mutu's work is a evolutionary jump from the equally powerful collages of North Carolina's own Romare Bearden. This is must catch lecture brought to us by the Hanes Lecture Series and UNC's Art Department.

1 comment:

Willie said...

Hi Wangechi,
It's a great honour and joy to have found your blog site.I've heard alot about you but didn't get a chance to actually see you.
Am a Kenyan artist(painter)who as your blog states,tries to make the world a better place.You can check me at
-Willie Wambugu