Visual activist Zanele Muholi’s self portraiture is commenting on South Africa’s black lesbian and transgender communityas well as taking from cinematic, surrealist and art historical cues.
The opening of the first major UK survey of Muholi’s stunningly beautiful and poignant work (the 29th April in the Tate Modern London) was going to be the highlight of this month for me…
I wonder if the Tate will follow in the footsteps of other cultural institutions and invite the public for
free online exhibition tours…? Lets see…
In the meantime here are a few of Muholi’s portraits related to
the chest / breasts / breast binding.
Top picture, Muholi shows us a woman binding her breasts, inviting us into a private moment of quiet bravery.
Bottom picture, Kuhulumani-2, 2019