14/05/2019

Zanele Muholi’s 25 years of democracy initiative

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

Ikhono Lasenatali (Zulu for a talent or skill) presents interpretations of Muholi’s ground-breaking Somnyama Ngonyama (‘hail the black lioness’) series. In a video produced by her Inkanyiso Collective’s member Lebogang Mashifani, Muholi explains that her initiative was fed by a desire to make more voices heard. “Young artists are speaking their own truths, they are using their own mediums. How do they look at my work? What do they feel?”

Voices were silenced by the Apartheid architects and oppressors, Muholi says. And still South Africa’s textbooks are not complete, lacking the voices of a new generation of artists "ready to shine." Muholi, who is one of the main guests at the opening of this year’s edition of the Venice Biennale, emphasizes that she wants to share her wealth to make things happen.

The exhibition at the KZN Gallery in Bulwer Rd, Durban, can already be viewed but the official opening will take place on Friday, May 17th, 2019 at 6pm.