On Ancient Art

Wangechi Mutu: KEY IDEAS

Art is in fact an ancient language; it is a sort of transmission code.

It is our way of sending messages to others across time. Like the rock and cave paintings that reach out to us from pre-history

Our bodies were our first museums. We used our bodies first to carry our art with us.

Art is also a way of us feeling at home in new environments – through that ancient language.

These ancient art forms show that we are all related that we all share a common ancestry back to the beginnings of art in Africa.

Africa: where art originated.

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