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Don't miss this year's most anticipated solo exhibition in Cape Town

Southern Guild gallery will host a spectacular solo exhibition of renowned artist Zanele Muholi

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By Edwain Steenkamp | May 18, 2023 | Art

Southern Guild in Cape Town will present visual activist Zanele Muholi’s self-titled autobiographical exhibition from 15 June to 17 August.

Occupying the entire gallery, ZANELE MUHOLI features several monumental bronze sculptures – the artist’s largest presentation of new sculpture to date – and introduces new photography in the Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness) series. The exhibition also encompasses video work as well as a dedicated space for programming and educational outreach.

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Over the past few years, Muholi’s media-focus has broadened to reclaim ownership of their story beyond their prize-winning photography. With self-portraiture as its predominant mode, ZANELE MUHOLI presents a personal reckoning with themes including sexual pleasure and freedom, inherited taboos around female genitalia and biological processes, gender-based violence and the resultant trauma, pain and loss, sexual rights and biomedical education.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see these incredible works of art in person, as this exhibition is set to be one of this year’s highlights in the South African arts calendar.

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