Activists Call for Removal of Work by Murder-Accused Mthethwa

artnet News | Amah-Rose Abrams:

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is protesting the inclusion of a work by internationally renowned photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa in a current exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town while Mthethwa is still on trial for allegedly murdering sex worker Nokuphila Kumalo in April 2013.

SWEAT are calling for the work Untitled (from Hope Chest series) (2012), which depicts an unnamed young woman sitting on her chest or dowry, to be taken off view arguing it’s offensive to women for his work to be exhibited while on trial for a violent crime against a woman… Read more

Image: SWEAT protesters outside of Zwelthu Mthethwa trial at the Western Cape High Court. Photo courtesy SWEAT