Open Eye: Monthly Exhibition Tour – VUKANI/RISE
Venue: Open Eye Gallery
Times: 14:30 - 15:30
Exhibition tours take place on the second Sunday of every month. The tour is led by the curatorial team and last approximately 40 minutes.
Sunday 11 October 2015, 14.30
Sunday 8 November 2015, 14.30
Free. Booking is not required. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0151 236 6768.
Zanele Muholi: VUKANI/RISE (Friday 18 September – Sunday 29 November 2015)
Zanele Muholi is a South African photographer and visual activist whose work explores gender, race and sexuality, particularly in relation to South African society and political landscape. The exhibition at Open Eye Gallery is the first major presentation of Muholi’s work in the UK.
In 2009 Muholi wrote a thesis mapping the visual history of black lesbian identity and politics in post Apartheid South Africa as part of her MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University, Toronto.
Since 2004 Muholi has exhibited extensively worldwide, most recently at the Brooklyn Museum (NYC). She has also taken part in important exhibition platforms such as the 55th Venice Biennale and Documenta 13 in Kassel. She is the recipient of numerous prizes and one of 2015 shortlisted photographers for the Deutsche Börse Prize for her seminal series, Faces and Phases.
Four of Muholi’s projects will be presented across Open Eye Gallery’s three exhibition spaces, accompanied by audio/video interviews and statements from those featured in Muholi’s work.