Spiders or extraterrestrials? Last day to visit Wangechi Mutu’s ‘Blackthrones’

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Going to Brussels for some serious summer sales shopping, today? Don’t forget to drop by at Gladstone Gallery (uptown, near Louiza Square) during your shopping spree, as it is the last day you can see Wangechi Mutu‘s collection of Blackthrones. It’s utterly eerie to walk in that forest of spindly black legs, and look up at those ornamented chairs. They really make you feel small. Those of you with arachnophobia will shiver, because the thrones do look like gigantic spiders in a way. Sci-fi fans will smile, because Mutu’s thrones look like extraterrestrials from War of the worlds as well. As you’ll remember Mutu, known for her collages, was Deutsche Bank’s artist of the year in 2010 and her exhibition My dirty little heaven was on show at Wiels (Brussels) the same year (review here).

 

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