A special summer edition of this week’s Apollo Art Diary highlights four exhibitions around the world where art can be enjoyed in the great outdoors.
Eight large-scale bronze works by the Kenyan-born sculptor are on display (until 7 November) at the summit of Storm King’s Museum Hill. Making use of the centre’s rolling landscape, the exhibition’s largest work In Two Canoe (2022) features two fantastical figures entangled in one another within a boat which appears to be embedded within the ground. Mutu’s bronze figures have branch-like limbs and heads, typical of the artist’s frequent use of natural and mythical imagery. The indoor display holds a series of new sculptures including Crocodylus (2020) which depicts a small figure riding a mythical creature. Two films by the artist are on show across both floors of Storm King’s Museum galleries – My Cave Call (2021) and Eat Cake (212) which further explore the mythical themes revealed in Mutu’s sculpture. Find out more on the Storm King Art Center’s website.
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