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September 2018

Wangechi Mutu: The End of eating Everything

September 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Until Nov. 25
Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Muther King Jr. Blvd.
Austin, 78712
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Free with museum admission

Wangechi Mutu’s animated video The End of eating Everything features the singer Santigold as a post-apocalyptic being hovering in a darkened sky. Her bulbous, tumor-like body, covered in human limbs and machine parts, throbs and emits plumes of smoke as she greedily devours a flock of birds. Mutu’s monstrous creation suggests the destructive—and ultimately self-imposed—nature of our drive to consume. This video is shown in conjunction with the exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, on view in our Butler Gallery from October 14,…

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