As part of its 2022 special exhibitions, Storm King — a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York's Hudson Valley — presents both outdoor and indoor sculptures by the artist, on view 21 May–7 November 2022.
The exhibition foregrounds Mutu’s current practice in earth and bronze sculptures, which populate Storm King’s expansive landscape. Mutu’s work reverently engages with the natural world to address ideas of mythology, ritual, and historical violence and its impact on women, their inextricable relationships with our ecosystems. Mutu rejects hierarchies among living things, whether human, plant, or animal. The artist molds her ideas and materials to assert the existence and cultural relevance of ancient original myths, fables, and histories derived from African art.
Image: Wangechi Mutu, Detail of She Walks, 2019
Red soil, charcoal, paper pulp, wood, wood glue, steel nails and synthetic hair
82 7/10 x 39 4/5 x 20 1/10 in
© Wangechi Mutu
Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro