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Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Inkanyiso Media and Muholi Productions, in collaboration with 25 young visual artists of KwaZulu-Natal, present Ikhono Lasenatali at The KZNSA Gallery, Durban.

Co-curator Bajabulile Dhlamini stated: “Ikhono Lasenatali is a ‘labour of love’ project initiated by Prof. Sir Zanele Muholi who took it upon themselves to celebrate a constituency of young artists based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

“In late 2018, Muholi commissioned 25 emerging artists to interpret photographic images from their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama, a project that speaks to the social ills associated with politics of race, gender, politics, collectivism, and sexuality faced by South Africans, and others globally. Collectivism and visibility are core values firmly rooted at the heart of the project.

“Muholi is an internationally celebrated and award-winning visual activist based in Johannesburg. Originally a ‘Born in Durban’, Muholi recently returned home to give back to their community, and share their skills, wealth and expertise to help develop a younger generation of aspiring artists, thinkers, and activists.”

The Ikhono Lasenatali project also commemorates 25 Years of Democracy, with most of the commissioned artists from the ‘born free’ generation. The exhibition showcases the hidden or latent talent of these remarkable KwaZulu-Natal based artists who work in a variety of mediums and utilizing different techniques. These include wood-cut printing, beaded string, oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, pastel on paper and digital imaging, among many others.

The exhibition is open for viewing from May 8 to June 2, 2019. The official opening, with internationally acclaimed artist Prof Sir Zanele Muholi and participating artists in attendance is on Friday May 17, 2019, at 17h30 for 18h00.

All are welcome, entrance is free. The cafe and bar will be open.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. More information on 031 277 1705, fax 031 201 8051 or cell 082 220 0368 or visit