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Southern Guild is pleased to present visual activist Zanele Muholi’s self-titled, autobiographical exhibition from 15 June to 17 August. 

ZANELE MUHOLI features 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 features selected works from Muholi’s prolific canon of renowned imagery, retrospectively tracing the intimate evolution of the artist’s personal landscape. 

With self-portraiture as its predominant mode, this wide-ranging exhibition presents a reckoning with themes including sexual freedom, inherited taboos around female genitalia and biological processes, gender-based violence and the resultant trauma, sexual rights and biomedical education. ZANELE MUHOLI will include an area dedicated to forthcoming activations, film screenings, lectures and cross-cultural dialogue, furthering Muholi’s mission to educate through art-making. 

Muholi calls for new rites of self-expression, sexuality, mothering and healing that usher in kinder modes of survival in our contemporary world.

For more information, please visit Southern Guild.

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