Zanele Muholi – Faces and Phases 13

Jul 20 - Aug 30 2019       46 7th Ave, Parktown North
Leading South African LGBTI activist and photographer Zanele Muholi marks the thirteenth anniversary of her seminal portrait series Faces and Phases. Back in 2006 the globally acclaimed photographer was still an emerging artist and was painfully aware of the lack of documentation of the black queer community in South Africa. At the same time as the South African government adopted the Civil Union Act (legalising same-sex marriage), Muholi began her Faces and Phases project photographing black lesbians and gender queer persons from her community and the project has since grown into a globally-acclaimed living archive of black lesbian life in South Africa. The ongoing series will also be included in a retrospective exhibition of the artist's work that will be held in the Tate Modern in London in 2020.

The project is now 13 years old with more than 500 people having taken part and Muholi has also started to go back and take follow up portraits of her subjects, adding further depth to the personal histories told through these images. This is a heartfelt exhibition that also remembers the six participants in the Faces and phases series whose lives were claimed by HIV and AIDS, mental health problems and various chronic illnesses.



Jul 20 2019 - Aug 30 2019
46 7th Ave, Parktown North
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