Exhibition opening
Zanele Muholi

Thur 13 July, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Autograph ABP

London, UK

Free event

Join us at the launch event for our new exhibtion by Zanele Muholi Somnyama Ngonyama, ‘Hail, The Dark Lioness’.

In her first solo exhibition in London, South African visual activist photographer Zanele Muholi (b 1972) presents her ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama.

In more than 60 photographs Muholi uses her body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

Taken primarily in Europe, North America and Africa, each portrait asks critical questions about social justice, human rights and contested representations of the black body. Muholi’s psychologically charged portraits are unapologetic in their directness as she explores different archetypes and personae, and offers personal reflections.

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About our openings

Our exhibition openings are very popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP beforehand to help manage numbers.

The opening is is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time. There may be a queue to enter the building or gallery during busy openings. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and the artwork. The queue often moves quickly, and we appreciate your patience.

To protect the artworks, food and drink are not allowed in the galleries during the opening. Visitors with large bags will be asked to leave them in the free cloakroom before entering the gallery spaces. 

Supported by

Somnyama Ngonyama is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Autograph ABP would like to thank Stevenson Gallery for its support.

Additional Info

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