Hripsimé Visser about Zanele Muholi
2 Aug 2017
For the 3rd consecutive year, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam organizes a series of gallery talks in honor of Amsterdam Gay Pride.
- Meeting point: entrance hall (info desk)
- 4 - 5 pm
- museumcard 3 E / students 8,75 E / regular 17,50 E
- Sold out
* This event is sold out. There are still tickets left for the gallery talk on August 4. *
This year, Pride week coincides with the first museum solo in the Netherlands of activist and artist Zanele Muholi (1972, Umlazi, Durban). Last summer Muholi visited the Stedelijk on the occasion of the screening of her documentary Difficult Love (2010) during Euro Pride 2016. The visibility of the black LGBTQI communities in South Africa, too often victims of abject discrimination and acts of violence, plays a central and vital role in her oeuvre. Muholi's work functions both as a plea for safety and equal rights and as a means of writing a (visual) history of LGBTQI individuals of color. During this gallery talk, curator Hripsimé Visser will guide visitors through the galleries of the show and highlight different aspects of Muholi's work.
The exhibition Zanele Muholi at the Stedelijk showcases a selection of three different series by the artist: Faces and Phases (2006-present), Brave Beauties (2014 - present) and the most recent series Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail the Dark Lioness, 2015-present), which is shown for the first time in the Netherlands and four pieces of which are part of the Stedelijk’s collection.
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Hripsimé Visser is a curator of photography at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and curator of the exhibition Zanele Muholi. She has been working for the Stedelijk since 1990, where she oversees the collection of photography and has organized a large number of photographers’ exhibitions, including Ed van der Elsken (2017), Jeff Wall (2014), Rineke Dijkstra (2004), Sam Taylor-Wood (2002), and Thomas Struth (1998).
On Friday Aug 4 the Stedelijk organizes gallery talk in English with curator in training Fabienne Chiang. More info: here.