Exhibition: Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern


If it wasn’t for a friend reminding me of this exhibition, I would have missed seeing it completely. I am so glad that I did manage to catch it before it ended.

Most exhibitions that were ending around March/April were extended to the end of May and this is how I managed to see Zanele Muholi’s at Tate Modern. Tickets were selling pretty fast, but I was lucky to get one at a time I could go when the kids were in school and still have enough time to commute back home to pick them up.

Muholi’s exhibition was HUGE. There was so many things to see – prints, publications and videos. This exhibition was a collection of various projects they have worked on over the years as a visual activist and they still continue to document the LGBTQIA+ community in South Africa.

I spent just over 2hrs in the space with most of it watching the videos. The longest one being Sharing Stories, where eight participants of this video shared their stories about their lives and experiences living in South Africa as part of the LGBTQUIA+ community.

I did a vlog of my visit to this exhibition, but it is not the same as being there. The video and photographs shared here is just a glimpse of what was showcased and it is one of those exhibitions that is a must see in person.

CW: The exhibition contained themes of sexual discrimination, hate crimes and racism. Sexual images were also present, but I tried as much as possible not to include them in my video and photographs due to their sensitive nature.



The exhibition was on from 5 November 2020 – 31 May 2021.


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