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2018 Oct. 25: Somnyama Ngonyama

To name ourselves rather than be named, we must first see ourselves – Lorraine O’grady When thinking portraiture, Somnyama Ngonyama is a persistent point of reference. When questioning notions of self-identification, I refer back to this haunting work as though … Continue reading

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2018 October 25: Somnyama Ngonyama – Wiser Launch

Text by Jackie Mondi Photos by Lerato Dumse & Terra Dick   Indeed, I do tread lightly around Zanele! You see, I am a reluctant or rather self-conscious writer, but Zanele somehow manages to ignore my protestations with a stern … Continue reading

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2015 Dec. 8: Cultural exchange from Johannesburg to Sardinia

by Lerato Dumse After spending nearly a week in Durban attending a conference with Feminists, Artists, Academics and Activists. On November 30 2015, collaborators and friends, Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi, made their way to Italy. They are participating in … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 30: The priceless opportunity of being reunited with likenesses


by Lebo Mashifane ”Hail, the Dark Lioness” Rocks the sky to tears as it hail on our way home! Yes, it literally hail hard as we left Stevenson Gallery, Johannesburg where the opening of Zanele Muholi’s exhibition entitled ”Somnyama Ngonyama … Continue reading

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