The South African artist and visual activist Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) had a breakthrough in the early 2000s with a series of photographs capturing the lives of black queer and transgender people in South Africa. Muholi’s work has been highlighted for its qualities and ability to show the exposed and fragile situation of those depicted without succumbing to present them as deviants or victims.
Today, Zanele Muholi stands as one of the most significant artists on the international scene. The exhibition at GL STRAND, which is shown on all three floors, is the first major presentation of Muholi’s work to date in Denmark and includes more than 100 works documenting LGBTQI + in South Africa.
The exhibition is made possible by a collaboration with Tate, who covers all of the artist’s production, including brand new works.