Tue 8 Mar 2011–Sun 3 Apr 2011

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Reflections on the Self

Five African Women Photographers

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Reflections on the Self presents women's visual narratives, as told through self-portraits or portraits of others.

The photographers are African women whose views of the world have been shaped by their own experiences in Africa and the diaspora - Hélène Amouzou (Togo, Belgium), Majida Khattari (Morocco, France), Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Senayt Samuel (Eritrea, UK), and Lolo Veleko (South Africa).

These five photographers engage with issues such as identity, sexuality and displacement, and their work often overturns stereotypical expectations.

Ranging from the beauty contest to street fashion, and the veiled body in Orientalist paintings, the imagery here acts as a means of thinking about the 'self', both as subject and as object.

Please note, the exhibition will be temporarily closed on Saturday 19, Sunday 20 and Tuesday 22 March due to a performance in the Spirit Level. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.