DaeQuan Alexander Collier on Wangechi Mutu’s MamaRay
Mutu’s sculpture of a mystical hybrid being evokes feelings of hope and protection—and inspires new creative expression.
Aug 28, 2023
In the online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, we invite staff members, artists, and special guests to share personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, content producer DaeQuan Alexander Collier looks at (and films) Wangechi Mutu’s MamaRay (2020), finding generative echoes of an Afrofuturist vision for moving toward a freer future through the reclamation of forgotten and erased ancestries.
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