She’s Egungun Again
Wangechi Mutu trained as both a sculptor and an anthropologist. Drawing on the storytelling traditions of her native Kenya, she is best known for collages like She’s Egungun Again, which depict imaginary female figures using a range of materials including magazine pictures, ink, paint, glitter, and even fur on Mylar. Issues of African identity, cultural hybridity, and women’s roles are Mutu’s primary interests.
Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972, Nairobi, Kenya; lives and works in New York)
She’s Egungun Again, 2005
Ink, acrylic, and collage on Mylar
87 x 52 1/2 in.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Partial and promised gift of Dallas Price-Van Breda