OUT-OF-HOURS TOUR OF ZANELE MUHOLI’S RETROSPECTIVE AT THE MEP WITH MUSEUM CURATOR LAURIE HURWITZ
At the invitation of Photo London, THE CLUB is delighted to offer you a private tour of Zanele Muholi’s retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris with museum curator Laurie Hurwitz.
The MEP presents the first retrospective in France dedicated to Zanele Muholi, the internationally renowned South African photographer and activist whose work documents and celebrates the Black LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual+) community. This major event, which brings together more than 200 photographs and videos created since the early 2000s as well as numerous archival materials, covers the full breadth of Muholi’s career to date, honouring one of the most acclaimed artists working today.
Zanele Muholi was born in 1972 in Umlazi in Durban township, South Africa, and lives between Durban and Cape Town. Muholi studied at the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg and Ryerson University in Toronto. Co-founder of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women and founder of Inkanyiso, a forum for queer and visual media, the artist is also an honorary professor at the University of the Arts Bremen, Germany. Their work has featured in numerous solo exhibitions worldwide, including those at the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg (2012); the Brooklyn Museum, New York (2015); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2017); Autograph ABP, London (2017) and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires (2018).
Image: Courtesy of the Artist and Stevenson, Cape Town/ Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York © Zanele Muholi