Zwelethu Mthethwa Artist’s Talk at RIT
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Photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, whose self-titled monograph was just released by Aperture, will return to his Alma-mater Rochester Institute of Technology to speak this coming Thursday, March 11th.
Mthethwa recently spoke about his work at Aperture Foundation with curator Okwui Enwezor. There was a full house for the talk which was a great success, read the PDN Pulse review of the event here.
Mthethwa’s large scale photographs of the surrounding areas of South African cities shed light on many aspects of South Africa from domestic life and the environment, to landscape and labor issues. His portraits, made in collaboration with his subjects, infuse documentary and portraiture traditions with bright color, fresh perspectives and dignity.
Zwelethu Mthethwa has had over thirty five solo exhibitions around the world. His work has been featured in the 2005 Venice Biennial, 2008 Prospect. 1 New Orleans and Africa Remix: Contemporary Art of a Continent. He is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Zwelethu Mthethwa Artist’s Talk
Thursday, March 11, 7:00PM
Chester F. Carlson Auditorium, RIT Campus
54 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY, 12623