I Mutanti (The Mutants) is the complete catalogue of the exhibition of the same name held at The French Academy in Rome, Villa Medici. The five featured conceptual artists, or “mutants”, are prophets whose work provides a visionary perspective into a world that we do not yet know, where identity is indefinite. Adel Abdessemed, Stephen Dean, Ellen Gallagher, Adrian Paci and Djamel Tatah are the innovative artists that bring the future of art to the pages of this catalogue.
Ellen Gallagher’s minimalist paintings, collages, and films examine the development of African-American stereotypes. The artist Incorporates pop culture ephemera into her work, particularly postwar-era advertisements for hairstyles, wigs, and skin products targeting African-American women.
Printed in Italy