Pin It
.
Favorites

LECTURE | Zanele Muholi on Visual Activism 

South African artist Zanele Muholi works in photography, video, and installation, and is dedicated to increasing representation through her breathtakingly gorgeous black and white portraits of black lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersex people. Despite policy changes — South Africa legalized same-sex marriage in 2006, for example — discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people persist. Artists-as-activists play an undeniably important role in shifting culture.

Muholi will speak on Tuesday, November 14, about her work at the annual Two Icons Lecture, which focuses on the intersection of race and gender, and honors the legacy of social justice champions Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. She will discuss her series of portraits of lesbians, "Faces & Phases," and her ongoing self-portrait series, "Somnyama Ngonyama." The event is co-sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies.

The lecture takes place from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Humanities Center Conference Room D at Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester (755 Library Road), and will be followed by a reception. Muholi's books will be available for purchase. Free. 275-8318; events.rochester.edu.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Browse Listings

Submit an event
  • Re: Interview: The Goddamn Gallows

    • Interesting that this paper will publish, as part of one of THEIR stories, words that,…

    • on February 22, 2019
  • Re: Adam McFadden facing federal charges

    • Playing the race card in ...5....4....3....2...

    • on February 22, 2019
  • Re: Our national emergency

    • Great discussion. Thank you, Mrs. Towler. But let me add another version of Leonard Cohen/s…

    • on February 21, 2019
  • More »
  • This Week's Issue

    Cover Story:
    Yarms: a profile in musical curiosity
    If you’ve frequented the folk and singer-songwriter circuits in Rochester in the last 10 years, you’ve probably heard Ryan Yarmel play. Every Wednesday this month at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Yarmel is hosting a stylistically diverse concert series called the “Yarms February Frolic.” read more ...

    Tweets @RocCityNews

    © 2019 City Newspaper.

    Website powered by Foundation.