Julie Mehretu's Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts)

Installation view of Julie Mehretu’s Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts), 2012, at Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany. (Photo © Haupt & Binder)

The High Museum of Art acquired Julie Mehretu's Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts) shown above. Maggie Davis spoke with Mehretu and writes about that conversation as well as her experience of the work for Burnaway

Mehretu’s large-scale painting Mogamma (A Painting in Four Parts) (Part II), recently acquired by the High Museum of Art, provides us a front row seat to ponder how painting can speak to global crisis. Mehretu interrogates painting’s place in this chaotic world of unrelenting information, of too many crises to care. If we take the time to consider her work, we will experience frustration, confusion, feelings of fear and eventually hopefulness.  more

Here's a link to the Art21 interview featured in the Systems segment of Season 5.


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