Prof. Zanele Muholi is an internationally-recognised and award-winning visual activist from Umlazi township in Durban. The artist is giving back to his community by sharing skills, wealth and expertise to develop a younger generation of aspiring artists, thinkers, and activists.
In 2018, Muholi asked 25 emerging local artists to interpret photographic images from their ongoing self-portrait series ‘Somnyama Ngonyama’, which touches on the social ills associated with politics, race, gender, collectivism and sexuality.
The exhibition, opening today at the KZN Society of Arts Gallery, will also celebrate 25 Years of Democracy, with most of the commissioned artists coming from the ‘born free’ generation. The artists have created work in a variety of mediums and utilised different techniques.
Some of the artists who will be participating in the exhibition include Mpilo Makhanya, Bongani Luthuli, Lindokuhle Khumalo, Mlamuli Mkhwanazi, Mthobisi Maphumulo and Mduduzi Dzanibe to name but a few.
Entrance is free, and the exhibition runs until the 2nd of June.