Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Zwelethu Mthethwa monograph, Aperture 2010 [MFA 1989]

via 81 press

Zwelethu Mthethwa's first monograph of his photographs will be released by Aperture next year entitled Zwelethu Mthethwa. Mthethwa attended RIT on a Fulbright scholarship, and among an active teaching and exhibition career he was featured in the 2005 Venice Biennale, representing South Africa.

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'Mthethwa's work challenges the conventions of both Western documentary work and African commercial studio photography, marking a transition away from the visually exotic and diseased--or "Afro-pessimism," as curator Okwui Enwezor has described it--and employing a fresh approach marked by color and collaboration.'