Zanele Muholi - Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness
January 8 – March 20, 2021
In more than 80 self-portraits, celebrated visual activist Zanele Muholi (South African, b. 1972) uses their body as a canvas to confront the deeply personal politics of race and representation in the visual archive. Their ongoing series Somnyama Ngonyama, which translates to ‘Hail The Dark Lioness’ from isiZulu, one of the official languages of South Africa, playfully employs the conventions of classical painting, fashion photography, and the familiar tropes of ethnographic imagery to rearticulate contemporary identity politics.
Image: Bayephi III, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg, 2017 © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Autograph, London
MSU Denver Student Exhibition
April 2 – May 7, 2021
Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni exhibition
May 21 – July 17, 2021
A juried exhibition of the best artwork by graduates of MSU Denver.