Tue March 9 - Sun August 1, 2021

WANGECHI MUTU: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the "Museums") are thrilled to announce WANGECHI MUTU: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?, a sprawling, site-specific exhibition of new and recently created sculpture, collage, and film by visionary Kenyan American artist Wangechi Mutu. Staked out from the Court of Honor through the entire first floor of the museum, visitors will journey through the artist's universe of powerful female characters, hybrid beings, and fantastical landscapes, challenging traditional art histories, mythologies, and conventional techniques of archiving and remembering. Part of the Museums' contemporary art program and three years in the making, I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? responds to the permanent collection and neoclassical architecture of the Legion of Honor; a museum built for the presentation of European art history, and presided over by Auguste Rodin's The Thinker.


Image credits:WANGECHI MUTU, Water Woman, 2017 Bronze 36 x 65 x 70 in. (91.44 x 165.1 x 177.8 cm). Edition of three Photograph by David Regen.

WANGECHI MUTU, I am Speaking, Can you hear me?, 2020, Paper pulp, wood glue, soil, charcoal, bone, feathers, shells, wood, metal stands 22 1/8 x 32 1/2 x 14 1/8 in (overall). Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles, photograph by Robert Wedemeyer

WANGECHI MUTU, Shavasana II, 2019, Bronze. 84 x 59 x 10 in. Edition of 3. Courtesy of the Artist and Gladstone Gallery
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the "Museums") are thrilled to announce WANGECHI MUTU: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?, a sprawling, site-specific exhibition of new and recently created sculpture, collage, and film by visionary Kenyan American artist Wangechi Mutu. Staked out from the Court of Honor through the entire first floor of the museum, visitors will journey through the artist's universe of powerful female characters, hybrid beings, and fantastical landscapes, challenging traditional art histories, mythologies, and conventional techniques of archiving and remembering. Part of the Museums' contemporary art program and three years in the making, I Am Speaking, Are You Listening? responds to the permanent collection and neoclassical architecture of the Legion of Honor; a museum built for the presentation of European art history, and presided over by Auguste Rodin's The Thinker.


Image credits:WANGECHI MUTU, Water Woman, 2017 Bronze 36 x 65 x 70 in. (91.44 x 165.1 x 177.8 cm). Edition of three Photograph by David Regen.

WANGECHI MUTU, I am Speaking, Can you hear me?, 2020, Paper pulp, wood glue, soil, charcoal, bone, feathers, shells, wood, metal stands 22 1/8 x 32 1/2 x 14 1/8 in (overall). Courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles, photograph by Robert Wedemeyer

WANGECHI MUTU, Shavasana II, 2019, Bronze. 84 x 59 x 10 in. Edition of 3. Courtesy of the Artist and Gladstone Gallery
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