Box #3: Mwangi Hutter
The human body – mostly one's own - is often the starting point of the work of Mwangi Hutter. The artist couple has created a collective identity that raises questions about the perception of gender, culture, ethnicity and social distinctions. For the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mwangi Hutter are developing a three-channel video installation with sculpture that juxtaposes dynamic movement and menacing solidification. The work "Black, Red, Gold?" (2018/2019) refers to the euphoria and to the rhythm of dance. Also, it shows the body as a sensitive shell, whose skin color gives off a projection surface for demarcation and prejudice. Visible and hidden, undefined sexuality and uncanny desire, silence and powerful melodies come together in the installation.
Curator: Dr. Sebastian Baden