Exhibitions

Wangechi Mutu

Ink, acrylic and collage on mylar
Approximately 17 x 11 in

Courtesy of the artist.

Wangechi Mutu, Machinehead from the Fungus series (detail), 2003.

Looking Both Ways: Contemporary Artists from Africa

On view March 27, 2004 to June 20, 2004

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

Looking Both Ways: Contemporary Artists from Africa is a major exhibition of the most current works by 12 artists from Africa who live and work in Western countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It examines the relationships between shifting physical contexts, emotional geographies, ambition, and freedom of expression while focusing on the increasing globalization of the African Diaspora. The exhibition creates a forum where artists, through their work, address themes of migration, assimilation, exclusion and identity. This is a cutting-edge, contemporary art exhibition organized by Laurie Ann Farrell, curator, Museum for African Art, New York. The PEM is the first venue of the national and international tour.

Media Sponsor:  The Boston Pheonix

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