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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

Presented by The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art at the Hutchins Center, Cambridge MA

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Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

In more than 70 photographs, visual activist Zanele Muholi (South African, b. 1972), uses their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

An Autograph traveling exhibition, Curated by Renée Mussai

In more than 70 photographs, visual activist Zanele Muholi (South African, b. 1972), uses their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive. In Somnyama Ngonyama, which translates to ‘Hail The Dark Lioness’ in isiZulu, Muholi playfully employs the conventions of classical painting, fashion photography, and the familiar tropes of ethnographic imagery to rearticulate contemporary

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