Muholi is a visual activist, photographer, educator with multiple solo shows and group exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide.
In contrast to her life-long project of documenting members of the black LGBTI community of South Africa, for her latest body of work ‘Somnyama Ngonyama’, Muholi turns the camera on herself, experimenting with different characters and archetypes, portraying herself in highly stylized fashion using the performative and expressive language of theatre.
The black face and its details become the focal point, forcing the viewer to question their desire to gaze at images of her black figure.
‘By exaggerating the darkness of my skin tone, I’m reclaiming my blackness, which I feel is continuously performed by the privileged other.’
Join her for the Masterclass and reclaim your own visual identity through self-representation.
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Born 1972 in Umlazi, South Africa. Zanele Muholi currently resides in Johannesburg and works toward raising awareness about problems the LGBT community and particularly black lesbians face in South Africa. Her best known series Faces and Phases (2006 – 2011) was to great acclaim shown at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Awards include the International Center of Photography, New York’s ICP Infinity Award for Documentaries and Photojournalism in 2016.
April 16th 9:30-12:30
*arrive 15min earlier
Fee : 10,000JPY (tax inclusive)
Venue : Former Shinpukan, Kyoto, JAPAN
Inquiry : firstname.lastname@example.org
Language : English with Japanese translation
Deadline of submission: 23:59, Friday, April 7th 2017
Please apply from the form below with an example of your work.
Selected participants will be notified via emails with full detail of the workshop.