Future Greats: Sandra Mujinga

Selected by Kiki Mazzucchelli. From the January & February issue

By Kiki Mazzucchelli

Sandra Mujinga, ILYNL (It’s Like You Never Left) (still), 2016, h d video with sound, 12 min 23 sec. Courtesy the artist Sandra Mujinga, ILYNL (It’s Like You Never Left) (still), 2016, h d video with sound, 12 min 23 sec. Courtesy the artist Sandra Mujinga, Throwing Voice, 2016, HD video (44 min 8 sec), audio (22 min 5 sec), three lexan plates (200 cm × 150 cm) with Perlon wires. Courtesy the artist and Oslo Kunstforening

In a world where social interaction is increasingly mediated by social media, Sandra Mujinga investigates the mechanisms of self-image construction on digital platforms from the viewpoint of a user-producer of her own subjectivity. Like many artists of her generation, Mujinga has grown up with the centrality of the web in daily life as an undeniable fact, but her works stand out from the ‘postinternet’ crowd as intimate existential meditations that focus on the human element of the equation. Indeed, her…

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