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Zanele Muholi

Published3 Apr 2013

Tags zanele muholi fotografia África Sul

Zanele MUHOLI (África do Sul), série “Miss Divine” (2007)

A fotógrafa sul africana Zanele Muholi venceu o prémio Freedom of Expression Awards, pela luta corajosa que tem empreendido contra a discriminação e a violência de que é vítima a comunidade lésbica na África do Sul onde a homossexualidade é um tabu.

"Zanele has shown tremendous bravery in the face of criticism and harassment for ground-breaking images which include intimate portraits of gay women in South Africa, where homosexuality is still taboo and lesbians are the target of horrific hate crimes. She has won the award both for her courage and the powerful statements made by her work."

Pode ler-se mais sobre o prémio aqui e rever-se o trabalho de Zanele Muholi na capa do Jornal Próximo Futuro nº 7 


Published9 Aug 2012

Tags África Sul arte Bag Factory África

A sul africana Bag Factory Artist's Studio faz 21 anos e tem uma programação para comemorar o feito. 

"21BF is a retrospective exhibition intended to give an overview of the significance of artists work produced during historical events that have formed the foundation of the democracy within which we now find ourselves."

One of Joburg’s leading visual arts organisations, the Bag Factory has been alive and kicking since 1991, when the space was set up to provide studios for artists – mainly black artists, who at that stage, had very little access to networks and resources in order to build their careers. It was one of the first collective studio spaces for visual artists in South Africa and has held it’s downtown ground in the rapidly evolving metropolis of Johannesburg by rising daringly to the moment’s headline. Since its inception the Bag Factory has focused on developing a programme that stands for inclusion and diversity, built on an idea of open access.

Being strategically situated on the Western edge of the city between the Oriental Plaza and the Newtown Cultural Precinct, it is also readily accessible to areas surrounding the city, notably Soweto. The building contains 18 studios, as well as a workshop spaces and gallery, and the gritty vitality of its urban context has impacted powerfully on the work of the artists based in the Fordsburg studios.

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