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Zanele Muholi

15 October, 202212 February, 2023

The National Gallery of Iceland presents this major survey of the work of internationally-recognised South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi (b. 1972). Muholi‘s powerful images capture the struggle for the rights of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex people in the artist‘s home country. Muholi gives a voice to those who have to battle on a daily basis for recognition of their identity.

More than 100 photographs, together with video works, provide insight into these marginalised communities: Muholi‘s sincere view focusses especially on identity politics, prohibitions, hate crime and rape, but also on pride, resistance, unity and love.

Curators: Harpa Þórsdóttir, Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir, Yasufumi Nakamori