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Author: Hannah Snyder

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Strong Women: Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu's Eye Spy, 2012

She depicts Goddesses, monsters, and animals that incorporate a new and subversive mythology. She facilitates a transgression and in turn makes the viewer an accomplice in decoding imagery. If the female body does carry the language and nuances of culture, there is something conspiratorial in taking imagery— subverting it—and creating a new language.

Hannah Snyder on the work of Wangechi Mutu.
Eye Spy, 2011.
First published: November 10, 2019

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