Zwelethu Mthethwa
Women in Private Spaces

November 3 – December 3, 2005
Andréhn-Schiptjenko www.andrehn-schiptjenko.com

Art in our day is not really done for art’s sake; it questions issues related to global processes such as urban industrialization, contemporary cultures, identity crisis, gender, race and social imbalance” Zwelethu Mthethwa

In Women in Private Spaces Mthethwa shows subjects in their homes among personal objects and home decorations, themselves active participants in the staging of their own image in post-apartheid South Africa. more culture >>>

Zwelethu Mthethwa, born 1960, is one of South Africa’s most recognised photographers. Cultural practices often attributed only to the West. Since the 1990’s photographers from Africa present their critical alternative to the hypersaturation of documentary and photojournalistic images of apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa.

Zwelethu Mthethwa, holds an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town as well as a Masters in Imaging Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology in the US. Recent exhibitions include solo-shows at the Centre National de la Photographie, Paris and The Cleveland Museum, Ohio and group-shows The Experience of Art, Venice Biennial, curated by Maria de Corall, Emergencies, MUSAC, Leon and New Work/New Acquisitions at MOMA, New York.