Zanele Muholi - Isibonelo /Evidence
Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA, until 1 November
Zanele Muholi meshes her work in photography, video, and installation with human rights activism to create visibility for the black lesbian and transgender communities of South Africa. This exhibition is the most comprehensive museum presentation to date of Muholi’s works and features several of the artist’s ongoing projects about LGBTI communities, both in her home country and abroad. Presented are 87 works created between 2007 and 2014, including her Faces and Phases portrait series, which uses firsthand accounts to speak to the experience of living in a country that constitutionally protects the rights of LGBTI people but often fails to defend them from targeted violence.