Nomusa Makhubu

Self-Portrait Project




This series of self portraits explores the representations of African women in colonial photographic studies of South and East Africa between 1870 and 1920.

Working with women and men who have been subjected to the dehumanising scientific gaze, the patronising visual language in colonial photography is rudely interrupted.

The re-enactment of colonial photography thus magnifies the terror of dispossession and becomes a way to reconcile with the persistence of the same repressive structures.

Entity of Spatial Existence
SIPF Curatorial Project Showcase

Gillman Barracks, Blk 47 #01—26
08 Sep—28 Oct
Free admission