The South African visual activist Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) came to prominence in the early 2000s with photographs that told the stories of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex lives in South Africa. Muholi’s work has been highlighted for its qualities and ability to show the exposed and fragile situation of those depicted without succumbing to present them as deviants or victims.
The exhibition ZANELE MUHOLI is the artist’s first major survey exhibition and is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with GL STRAND. The exhibition at GL STRAND includes more than 100 works documenting LGBTQIA+ in South Africa and presenting the full breadth of Muholi’s career to date. From their very first body of work Only Half the Picture, to the on-going series Somnyama Ngonyama. These works challenge dominant ideologies and representations, presenting the participants in their photographs as fellow human beings bravely existing in the face of prejudice, intolerance and often violence.
Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Gl. Strand 48, 1202 København K