New York and Nairobi-based artist Wangechi Mutu builds upon her process for a new body of work in which she uses paper that has been dyed, fermented, or saturated to create abstract paintings in a total, immersive environment—as both artwork and its stage. The new work is an outgrowth of a live, multimedia performance, and draws on both macro and micropolitics, from international legislature and its consequences to the details of the lives of women in her native Kenya. The resulting site-specific action painting integrates layers of images of the Kenyan landscape with those of her artistic process, kindling the warmth and intimacy of home within an arena designed for public encounters and spectacle.
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Banana Stroke, a Performa Commission by Wangechi Mutu.
Produced by Performa for the Performa 17 Biennial.
Curated by Adrienne Edwards for AFROGLOSSIA.
A co-presentation by Performa and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.