Wangechi Mutu - A Promise To Communicate

Publisher Ivorypress

ISBN 9788494509681

Idea Code 19518

Based on the eponymous installation by Wangechi Mutu exhibited at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art in 2018, this book brings together a selection of words written by visitors on the walls of the museum. Printed on translucent paper, the messages are a response to the invitation offered by the artist’s work, which comprises a reconfigured map of the world made out of rescue blankets, along with hanging rocks, sticks, and pencils. Mutu’s work explores concepts relating to violence, displacement, marginality, and representations of women in the contemporary world. A conversation between the artist and curator Ruth Erickson reflects on communicative acts in the museum space.

148 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Spanish/English


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