When:
Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 10:00a -
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 5:00p

Where:
Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210

Admission:
$15 / free for members

Categories:
Art, Kid Friendly

Event website:
https://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/wangechi-mutu-promise-communicate

Artist Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972, Nairobi, Kenya) is known for her self-proclaimed “maximalist aesthetic,” hybrid compositions, and wall-based works that add texture and dimension to architectural spaces. Feminism, Afrofuturism, displacement, and marginal spaces figure in her category-defying collage and sculpture work.

In a new commission for the ICA, Mutu will use the rough, gray rescue blankets of humanitarian aid efforts and emergencies to create a less rational interpretation of the world map. Titled A Promise to Communicate, the work will also create a space for visitors to explore ideas of public space, communication, and free speech, addressing the idea of a world that despite its increasing potential for collectivity struggles to communicate in a comprehensive way.

Organized by Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator, with Jessica Hong, Assistant Curator.

Installation view, Wangechi Mutu: A Promise to Communicate, ICA/Boston, 2018. Photo by Caitlin Cunningham. © Wangechi Mutu

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