In a sprawling new photography exhibition at the Ryerson Image Center, the joy of self-definition offers its own form of resistance.
Artist Zanele Muholi Helps Women Launch into Photography with a New Philadelphia Residency
The Women’s Mobile Museum, a residency created by photographer Zanele Muholi, mentors Philadelphia-based women in photography arts.
Amsterdam Airbnb Host Shoves South African Filmmaker Down Staircase
Sibahle Nkumbi had gone to the Netherlands to write about an exhibition by the artist Zanele Muholi, who posted a video of the attack on Instagram.
A Photography Biennial Asks a Perennial Question About the Medium’s Objectivity
This year, FotoFocus pushes beyond the baseline conception of photography as a documentary process — something artists have sought to have done pretty much since the advent of the medium.
Finding Jesus, “YOUR MOM,” and Other Surprises at the 2016 Armory Show
The 2016 edition of the Armory Show art fair opens to the public tomorrow, but already during today’s preview piers 92 and 94 were crawling with collectors, curators, and critics.
Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Brooklyn Art Shows
We never get tired of traveling around Brooklyn to see art. From the scrappy galleries of Bushwick to the emerging nonprofits of Red Hook, here are our picks for the best art in our beloved borough this year.
A Photographer Documents the Highs and Lows of LGBTQ Life in South Africa
This past Sunday was both an auspicious and sobering time to visit the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence.
Displaying Three Decades of LGBTQ Art Censored by Museums
In Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship, opening next month at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York, all of the art has previously been censored from major museums.
Calm Down, Menstrual Blood Art Isn’t a Big Deal
Chilean art school grad Carina Úbeda Chacana unveiled her exhibition, Cloths, at the Center of Culture and Health in Quillota, Chile late last week and it was comprised of a display of five years of her own menstrual fluid along with dangling apples meant to represent her ovulation.
Depicting an Existence So Far Violently and Blaringly Erased
Born in Umlazi, which is south-west of Durban, South Africa, Hyperallergic spoke with Zanele Muholi to get a better understanding of how she views her practice in context to South Africa and the globe, as well as how she deals with exhibiting images of her participants openly in a community where they are potentially susceptible to violent backlash.
Giving a Face to Black Queer Identity
The art of Zanele Muholi confronts what it means to be a black queer woman in a country like South Africa, where a certain sector of cultural and social beliefs authorize the “corrective rape” of gay women.