Wangechi Mutu’s animated video The End of eating Everything features the singer Santigold as a post-apocalyptic being hovering in a darkened sky. Her bulbous, tumor-like body, covered in human limbs and machine parts, throbs and emits plumes of smoke as she greedily devours a flock of birds. Mutu’s monstrous creation suggests the destructive—and ultimately self-imposed—nature of our drive to consume.
This video is shown in conjunction with the exhibition Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, on view in our Butler Gallery from October 14, 2018 through January 06, 2019.
Organized by Claire Howard, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art
Saturday, November 17 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 18 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 21 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 22 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, November 23 at 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 24 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 25 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Blanton Museum of Art (BMA)
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