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Day 16: Wangechi Mutu

On CNN’s African Voices, Wangechi Mutu described some of her work as “feminist intervention.” Her riveting, multilayered collages of women sometimes take on fantastical, cyborg characteristics. She admitted to being obsessed with female bodies, particularly have how they can be exploited for hard labor and then be deemed worthless with regards for beauty and respect.

Watch this clip from CNN’s African Voices as Mutu explains her obsession with the female body and the obsessive nature of making collages.

Read the full story from CNN’s African Voices.


30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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