Wangechi Mutu joins Shine Your Eye creative team

Wangechi Mutu in her Brooklyn studio with Shine Your Eye playwright Binyavanga Wainana

Considered one of Africa’s foremost visual artists, Mutu has come on board to design the virtual world of Shine Your Eye. The entire Africa Trilogy team is thrilled and excited to have Wangechi join the project. Welcome!

Both Mutu and and Shine Your Eye playwright Binyavanaga Wainana are Kenyan, and Wainana sites Mutu as influencing his own work as a writer: overall they have a similar artistic project – one using words and one using pictures. In Shine Your Eye, directed by Ross Manson, these two approaches will merge and integrate for the first time on stage.

Click here to read an earlier post on The Africa Trilogy Blog on Mutu’s recent exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Click here to read about her exhibition My Dirty Little Heaven on the Guggenheim Website.

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~ by volcanotheatre on May 17, 2010.

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