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Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) calls herself a "visual activist," and through her art, she fights black lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.

Zanele Muholi (b. 1972) calls herself a "visual activist", and through her art she fights the cause of black lesbians, gays and transsexuals. Despite South Africa becoming a democracy in the 1990s, it is still difficult to be openly lesbian or gay in the country. Threats, violence and murder are everyday life for those who come forward. With this as a starting point, Muholi has chosen a demanding artistic project: By portraying black lesbians, gays and transsexuals, she wants to generalize different sexualities. orientering, and emphasize the right to be oneself.

Muholi's photographs can be seen at the exhibition The Art of Activism at Akershus Art Center up to 29. March – this week is the last chance to join the exhibition.
Muholi was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2013, dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012 and Dak ›Art in 2014.

Picture of the week presented by Nina Toft, 
visual artist and one half of the artist duo Toft Honerud, editors of the online magazine 

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