Category Archives: Art Activism

2017 Aug. 8: I live here

  I know this place I live here Where dresses wear deeper voices than suits Where tattoos and piercings are shaded in rainbow colors Where 7 closets have other shades inside of them Then come out as bubbles and feathers … Continue reading

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I am making history

by Sicka ‘Shaz’ Mthunzi   “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you achieve it,” a quoted sentence from a novel I read titled ‘The Alchemist‘ by Paulo Coelho. Through the journey of my life I have learnt … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 11: When you fail I fail too…

You are a blessing to me since the day I conceived Since the day I open my two legs to catch you So you might not fall down or get cold You Stretch my belly to make yourself a ground to … Continue reading

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Mina/ Meg – I was there

Text by Levinia Pienaar Photos by Lindeka Qampi I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of Mina/Meg, a feminist, artist, activist and queer exhibition. This ground breaking event took place at the Kulturhistorisk Museum in Oslo, Norway on Saturday … Continue reading

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2016 May 17: Launching Kwa-Thema Photo XP

by Lerato Dumse   The session starts with Zanele Muholi asking how many participants are in the project. People have to start writing, and Khanyisile Mtungwa is asked to borrow fellow participants a book for them to write on top … Continue reading

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2016 May 21: Muholi presents at ICA’s Great Texts/ Big Questions

by Lerato Dumse A packed Hiddingh Hall delivered an enthusiastic round of applause to welcome Zanele Muholi on stage after being introduced by Jay Pather. University of Cape Town (UCT) students, lecturers and members of the public started their Friday evening (May … Continue reading

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2016 Feb. 18: Muholi talks self-representation at Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Text and photos by Lerato Dumse So here I was, looking at the beautiful night view of New York City from thousands of feet in the air. While the plane made a descent into LaGuardia airport, my excitement ascended as … Continue reading

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