Watch Live: Zanele Muholi Presented by PHOTO 2020



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Zanele Muholi, Hlonipha, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2016. Courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York

Presented in collaboration with PHOTO 2020, MPavilion was thrilled to host Zanele Muholi for a special livestream, filmed at Glenn Murcutt’s Pavilion on Wednesday 18 March. Muholi was joined in conversation with radio producer, presenter and educator Areej Nur. Click the video below to hear Muholi discuss their upcoming exhibition, their inspirations and their practice.

For over a decade, acclaimed South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi has documented black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people’s lives in various townships in their home country. Concentrating their unrelenting gaze on underrepresented faces and scenes, Zanele Muholi pierces and dissects issues of race, sexuality and gender. They will be exhibiting their new work in Melbourne and Sydney, in a partnership between PHOTO 2020 and the Biennale of Sydney.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.