2013 July 17: Inkanyiso nominated for the 2013 Visible Award

by Lesego Tlhwale

Inkanyiso Productions has been nominated for the 2013 Visible Awards.
The awards are an international production award devoted to art work in the social sphere.

These awards aims to produce and sustain socially engaged artistic practices in a global context, initiated and supported by Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna.

Inkanyiso as a collective was nominated because of their visual activism work which focuses on queer issues with specific focus to black lesbians.
Inkanyiso collective comprises of nine (9) black lesbian professionals and two men.

Inkanyiso was conceptualized by the visual activist, Zanele Muholi in 2006. Formally registered in 2009, the organisation was started in response to the lack of visual histories and skills training produced by and for LGBTI persons, especially artists (in the form of photography, film, visual arts and multimedia).

The Visible Awards started in 2009 as a research in contemporary art that lead to the publishing project “visible – when art leaves it’s on field and becomes visible as something else” which gave visibility to 41 art projects in which artists apply innovative ideas of analysis and action to issues concerning the geographical, political, and social community.

The previous winners of the awards 2011/12 was Helena Producciones, the Colombian collective based in Cali for their project on the 8th edition of the Festival Performance de Cali.

Inkanyiso is gunning for the 2013 prize and have confidence in the proposal submitted.

Another event that Inkanyiso is invited to is the 2013 World OutGames III taking place in Antwerp, Belgium. Some of the crew  members will participate at the Human Rights Conference, and also be documenting some activities which are parts of the games.
During the same period Gallery Verbeeck Van Dyck will be ‘honored and proud’ to exhibit the Muholi’s Faces and Phases series.
The exhibition will open on Friday, July 26 and will run until August 25, 2013.

Pic. of Inkanyiso stats on the 15th July 2013

Pic. of Inkanyiso stats on the 15th July 2013

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4 Responses to 2013 July 17: Inkanyiso nominated for the 2013 Visible Award

  1. Leptie Haute Couture says:

    Congratulations to the whole Inkanyiso team,the nomination only means a lot… I wish you all the best and I hope you can go all the way and win the award…

  2. clear peaceful mind says:

    Keep on growing!

  3. Sponono says:

    Congratulations bafowethu imisebenzi yenu emihle iyazikhulumela.

  4. Pingback: 2013 July 27: African Lesbians and Trans-it-ion-ing in Belgium | inkanyiso.org

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