Recorded: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 @ Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
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Join Robert Enright and panelists Allyson Mitchell and Dionne Brand in a lively discussion about the art of Wangechi Mutu. The alluring, stunningly intricate collages of Wangechi Mutu draw the viewer into contemporary and feminist narratives about beauty, consumerism, race, identity, and gender politics. Focused upon imagery of the human body, Mutu’s work offers a radical deconstruction of traditional figuration that bridges her Kenyan upbringing with contemporary American reality.
Robert Enright is the Senior Contributing Editor to Border Crossings magazine and the University research Professor in Art Theory and Criticism at the University of Guelph. Allyson Mitchell is a feminist artist based in Toronto. She is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Women’s Studies at York University. Dionne Brand is the Poet Laureate of the City of Toronto. She is also Professor of English in the School of English and Theatre Studies at The University of Guelph.