Monday, July 17, 2017

Visual activist Zanele Muholi presents an arresting depiction of the black LGBTQI community

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Bester IV, Mayotte, 2015, silver gelatin print. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg en Yancey Richardson, New York.
AMSTERDAM---This summer, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is mounting the debut museum solo in the Netherlands of the South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi (1972, Umlazi, Durban). From an ‘insider position’, Muholi photographs the black lesbian and transgender community in South Africa. Starting with her very first work, "Only Half the Picture" (2006), her arresting, powerful and sometimes witty images have focused eyes on a community that, while it has been constitutionally protected since 1996, remains at risk of horrendous abuse, discrimination and ‘curative’ rape. Muholi: “We’ve lost so many people to hate crimes… you never know if you’ll see someone again the next day.” [More]
ZANELE MUHOLI 8 JUL - 15 OCT 2017