Joburg Art Fair: A barometer of the present

DAILY MAVERICK | Marelise van der Merwe:

Wangechi Mutu is described as a collage artist. That doesn’t really cover it. “My lab is the female body,” she once said. The Guardian described her work as simultaneously “grotesque and seductive”, embracing “everything from Tina Turner and cyborgs to rotten milk and war crimes”. Mutu was born in Kenya, but studied in Wales and the US. She’s a graduate of Yale. She has a fascination with the way in which Kenya is re-imagining its identity. Imagination – in all its forms – is at the centre of her work; it’s where the processing of information originates… Read more

Image: Kossi Aguessy, 2016 Featured Designer at FNB Joburg Art Fair