A VISUAL ACTIVIST
March 31st – July 30th, 2023
For Muholi, one of the most interesting voices of Visual Activism, the beauty of her compositions and her absolute talent as an artist are only a means of affirming the need to exist, the dignity and respect to which every human being is entitled in spite of the race and gender with which they identify.
Her aim is the removal of barriers, the rethinking of history, the encouragement to be oneself, and to use artistic tools such as a camera as weapons to assert oneself, and to fight.
Sonnyama Ngonyama, literally “Hail Black Lioness”, is Muholi’s social and political proclamation, in which the artist signs a series of self-portraits that stage, in their composition, a real denunciation, to which the artist herself lends her body.