Zanele Muholi

Implicit Tensions. Mapplethorpe Now

Guggenheim di New York

Until January 5, 2020

Starting from Robert Mapplethorpe’s transgressive work, the Guggenheim in New York pays tribute to him with a group show that features a series of youngest artists that have been inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe and his controversial, but formally rigorous style, that has been the symbol of 90’s and 80’s cultural fight: Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Lyle Ashton Harris, Glenn Ligon, Cathereine Opie, Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Zanele Muholi.

The famous activist LGBQ from South Africa Zanele Muholi, whose work is also currently recognized in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale curated by Ralph Rugdoff, participates in the exhibition “Implicit Tensions. Mapplethorpe Now” with a sort of retrospective, from the important photo series “Faces and Phases”, started in 2006 with documentary intent, and continues with the most recent research “Somnayama Ngonyama”, in which the artist uses photography to combat racism, homophobia and misogyny.

The exhibition continues to the Guggenheim in New York up to January 5, 2020.