Activist, Zanele Muholi, brings her first exhibition home to Durban

The solo exhibition of photographer and visual activist, Prof Zanele Muholi, is at Durban Art Gallery.

ETHEKWINI Municipality hosted the first ever exhibition of photographer and visual activist, Prof Zanele Muholi, entitled “Homecoming”, which opened to the public on Friday, 1 December at the Durban Art Gallery.

It is the first time that Muholi has hosted a solo exhibition in KwaZulu-Natal. The exhibition features five different bodies of work namely Faces and Phases, Somnyama Ngonyama, Love and Loss, Mourning and Brave Beauties – cumulatively telling different stories. The exhibition occupies a large portion of the entire gallery space situated within the Durban City Hall.

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Muholi is a visual activist. She was born in 1972 in Umlazi, Durban and currently lives in Johannesburg. She co-founded the Forum for Empowerment of Women (FEW) in 2002, and in 2009 founded Inkanyiso, a forum for queer and visual/activist media. Muholi’s self-proclaimed mission is ‘to re-write a black queer and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in SA and beyond’. She continues to train and co-facilitates photography workshops for young women in the townships.

This exhibition invites the public to engage with the alternating brutality and joy faced by the black LGBT community in South Africa. Entry to the exhibition is free and it will run until 28 February 2018.

To book your space on the walkabout or lectures, contact Nothando Mkhize, DAG Education Officer on 031 331 2263 or email: NOTHANDO.MKHIZE@durban.gov.za.


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