My practice as a visual activist looks at black resistance—existence as well as insistence. Most of the work I have done over the years focuses exclusively on black LGBTQIA and gender-nonconforming individuals making sure we exist in the visual archive… The key question that I take to bed with me is: what is my responsibility as a living being—as a South African citizen reading continually about racism, xenophobia, and hate crimes in the mainstream media? This is what keeps me awake at night. — Zanele Muholi
ZANELE MUHOLI—the first comprehensive survey of the work of the photographer and visual activist—is now on view in London.
See link below for exhibition details. Also, watch a conversation between Muholi and Lady Phyll.
Blake Gopnik will join Olivia Laing and moderator Charlie Porter for a conversation about Andy Warhol, the subject of Gopnik’s massive new biography and the Tate Modern retrospective that opens this week.
Book signings with Gopnik and Laing will follow the event.
DORA MAAR—the comprehensive retrospective of the great surrealist photographer, photomontage artist, and painter—is now on view at Tate Modern.
DORA MAAR is curated by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska and Damarice Amao (curator and assistant curator, Centre Pompidou, Paris), and Amanda Maddox (associate curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles), with Emma Lewis (assistant Curator, Tate Modern).
Bradford will discuss how he uses merchant billboards, posters and other found materials to engage issues of race, queerness and social inequality. The discussion will trace the evolution of Bradford’s practice and explore his unique relationship to paper as both an ordinary material and an extraordinary conveyor of society’s intentions and rights.*