Pictures at an Exhibition

‘Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence’ at Brooklyn Museum, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

Zanele Muholi, 'Isibonelo/Evidence,' 2015, installation view.  COURTESY BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Zanele Muholi, ‘Isibonelo/Evidence,’ 2015, installation view.

COURTESY BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. This week’s shows were picked by artist Hank Willis Thomas. Read more about this week’s Pictures here.

Today’s show: “Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence” is on view at Brooklyn Museum in New York until Sunday, November 8. This solo exhibition, the largest ever dedicated to the South African artist and activist in the United States, presents two of her most important series, “Faces and Phases” and “Weddings,” among others, which capture people in the LGBTQ community of South Africa and the celebration of their love, respectively.

Hank Willis Thomas writes:

Zanele’s work is a testament to James Baldwin’s proclamation: “A person is more important than anything else…and that’s the bottom line.”

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