GL STRAND presents the first major survey in Denmark of internationally recognized South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi. 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. 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 (2002-2006) to their on-going series Somnyama Ngonyama (2012-). 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.
Exhibition is organised by Tate Modem in collaboration Kunstforeningen GL STRAND and Bildmuseet at Umeå University. Curated by Anne Kielgast, Kunstforeningen GL STRAND, Yasufumi Nakamori, Senior Curator, International Art and Sarah Allen, Assistant Curator, Tale Modem, London.
Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Gl. Strand 48, 1202 København K