In a public gesture of solidarity, artist Candice Breitz asked that her video installation, on view in a separate exhibition at the same art center, be removed and replaced by a #SayHerName sign.
“The courts need to send a clear message to tackle the scourge of gender-based violence,” said Judge Patricia Goliath when she delivered the sentence.
The artist, who has been on trial for the murder of a sex worker named Nokuphila Kumalo for nearly four years, will be sentenced on March 29.
A work by the South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, who is still on trial for the 2013 murder of a sex worker in Cape Town, was included in an exhibition intended to empower women.
CAPE TOWN — Eva Kumalo, the victim’s mother, has lost three jobs since the trial began. Mthethwa is still represented by the same three galleries.
One of the most prominent aspects of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa’s trial has been a group of (mostly) women who’ve demonstrated outside the courthouse for the last two years, dressed often in orange and holding handmade signs.
After two years of postponements, the trial of artist Zwelethu Mthethwa finally got underway last week in Cape Town. Mthethwa pleaded not guilty to the murder of a woman named Nokuphila Kumalo.
Last spring South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa was charged with the murder of a 23-year-old woman named Nokuphila Kumalo. Following Mthethwa’s May arrest and subsequent release on bail, the case was remanded twice. The artist is now scheduled to appear in court again at the end of this month.
Prominent South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa has been accused of murdering a woman in a suburb of Cape Town and will go on trial starting on Monday. He denies the charge.
Despite being the exhibition catalogue of an exhibition that originated at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Environment and Object: Recent African Art is seen by its’ editors as an independent document.