Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”

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South African photographer Zanele Muholi spoke to us during her year-long residency with Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Muholi’s first major US-based project, the Women's Mobile Museum, reimagines a museum as a collaborative, mobile exhibition space, with works addressing representation and identity, created by ten Philadelphia women alongside works by Muholi and teaching artist Lindeka Qampi. In this video, Muholi explains why she describes herself as a “visual activist.”

Questions of Practice: Photographer Zanele Muholi on What it Means To Be a “Visual Activist”

South African photographer Zanele Muholi describes how visuals are a “means of articulation” on issues of representation and human rights. Filmed on June 7, 2018.

The Women’s Mobile Museum can be seen October 27–November 17, 2018 at Dixon House. Find details here.

Zanele Muholi is an award-winning artist who explores race, gender, and sexuality. Her work has been exhibited at Documenta 13, the South African Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, and the 29th São Paulo Biennale. Her work is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Tate Modern, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and more.
 

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