Sir Zanele Muholi, one of South Africa’s most famous and most exhibited artists, and one whose work explores gender and sexuality, told me in an interview once that the people in her work Face and Phases (a series of portraits taken since 2006) are not her subjects as the photographer.
After the August break, we return with another Spirals virtual seminar hosted by the Centre for Curating the Archive. On Friday, 17 September (3-4:30pm SAST) we host Hannes Hacke, research associate and curator at the interdisciplinary Research Center for the Cultural History of Sexuality at Humboldt-University, Berlin. His talk is titled 'Codifying Desire: Documenting and Exhibiting Sexuality'.
The Constantia Heritage and Education project, in collaboration with the Centre for Curating the Archive, Christ Church Constantia, Iziko Museums and photographer Kent Andreasen, will be hosting an exhibition for Heritage Month 2021, featuring the dispersed community of Constantia split up by the Groups Areas Act.
There is no Spirals session scheduled for August since most researchers and academics in Berlin are taking their leave this month. We invite you to take this opportunity to catch up on any of the sessions you might have missed.