Zanele Muholi (who uses a gender neutral pronoun) describes themselves as a visual activist. Muholi (born in South Africa in 1972) utilises photography, video and installation to produce work that explores black LGBTQI identities, shining a light on the prejudice and often violent discrimination experienced by this community. Muholi's work, which documents individuals against the background of post-Apartheid South Africa, the AIDs crisis, and on-going discrimination, are strikingly beautiful, and resist the temptation to lean on a narrative of victimhood.
Muholi's work captures the bravery and defiance of a generation. We don't know a huge amount about their show at Tate Modern next year, but the gallery promises an exhibition that 'will present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.' Check back nearer the time for more information.
|What||Zanele Muholi, Tate Modern, 2020|
|Where||Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Southwark (underground)|
29 Apr 20 – 18 Oct 20, Open daily 10am – 6pm
|Website||Click here for more information|