Double Fuse (Panel 1 of 2)

Wangechi Mutu, Kenyan, born 1972

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2003

Ink and collage on Mylar

Panel: 44 15/16 × 36 1/8 in. (114.1 × 91.8 cm)

Overall: 90 × 72 in. (228.6 × 182.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Charles F. Venrick 1936 Fund

© Wangechi Mutu

MIS.2003.38ab

Geography

Place Made: Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa

Period

21st century

Object Name

Mixed Media

Research Area

Painting

Africa

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, in ink, lower right: Wangechi Mutu c[circled] 2003

Exhibition History

Art and / as Violence, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 2006-March 11, 2007.

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

Deitch Projects, New York, New York, 2003.

Global Contemporary: A Focus on Africa, Churchill and Dorothy Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-April 14, 2019.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 16, 2003-April 28, 2004.

Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, September 10-December 5, 2009.

Wangechi Mutu, Musee D'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Quebec, Canada, February 2-April 22, 2012.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, "The African Collection at the Hood Museum of Art," African Arts, Volume XXXVII, No. 2, Los Angeles: African Studies Center, University of California, 2004, ill. p. 32.

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 326, plate 108.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.148, no.122.

Josée Belisle, Wangechi Mutu, Montreal: Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, 2012: ill. p. 43.

Provenance

Deitch Projects, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2003.

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