Wangechi Mutu

Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumours

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Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumours
Wangechi Mutu
Histology of the Different Classes of Uterine Tumours
2004
Glitter, ink, collage on found medical illustration paper
46 x 31cm

In Histology of Different Classes of Uterine Tumors, Wangechi Mutu readily confuses epidemiology with anthropological classification. Mutu satirically identifies her ‘disease’ as a sub/post-human monster, an equally primitive and prophetically alien species. Repulsive and ludicrous, Mutu’s figure is also controversially attractive: its fur face and stardust afro an epitome of funkadelic chic. Histology… embodies a notion of identity crisis, where origination and ownership of cultural signifiers becomes an unsettling and disputed terrain.


     
 


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