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Watch Wangechi Mutu's 'Nguva na Nyoka' ( Sirens and Serpents) Short Film

Image by Victoria Miro

Kenyan artist and sculptor Wangechi Mutu is known for her creative work inspired by innovation and all things out of the box. The Nairobi-born, Brooklyn based artist portrays another analogy which explores life, death and femininity in her latest piece of work titled 'Nguva na Nyoka'.

  Nguva na Nyoka (meaning "Sirens and Serpents" in Kiswahili) presents Mutu's latest body of collage, video and sculptural works. Drawing on such diverse references as East African coastal mythologies (particularly of nguvas, or water women), gender and racial politics, Western popular culture, Eastern and ancient beliefs and autobiography, in her works Mutu proposes worlds within worlds, populated by powerful hybridised female figures.





 Apart from being one of the leading figures of the contemporary African art scene, the Yale MFA graduate has also received global acclaim for her captivating and mind blowing art work which always tackles relevant issues pertaining to the real world. Her work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide and focuses on themes such as violence and misrepresentation of women, especially black women, in the contemporary world; using the female body as the center. Nguva na Nyoka exhibition is currently running at Victoria Miro, London until 19th December 2014.

 For more on Wangechi Mutu's work visit her very artistic website: wangechimutu.com

  Video Credit: NOWNESS

  Source:  Victoria Miro

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Stella is the founder of WaAfrikaOnline.  A Pan-African at heart, passionate about Africa, human rights, women empowerment and girl child education. She's also into broadcasting. 

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