Media Advisory

  • Posted: Mar 29, 2018

Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with 1000 Women’s Trust, SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), Antonia Porter and Giovanna del Santo will host a joint exhibition opening of:  Enough is Enough, I am What I am and What It Means to be a Man.

Set to open at the Iziko Slave Lodge on 4 April 2018, this multimedia ensemble of exhibitions comprises of photographic images, writing and video installations geared towards creating awareness on issues such as gender based and sexual violence; challenging stigmas related to sex work; and confronting hegemonic ideals of masculinity.

Individually each exhibition explores its own issues.

Enough is Enough: The exhibition was borne out of a writing project, Every Scar Tells A Story; a 1000 Women 1 Voice campaign – an initiative of the 1000 Women Trust. These two projects were launched as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children which ran from the 25 November 2017 to 10 December 2017 in South Africa.

I am What I am:The project was a collaboration with photographer Irene-Grobbler-Lenoble and writer Amy Kaye. The participants learned how to document their own realities and write their own stories. Participants were given cameras to go into their communities and document their lives, as they saw fit, in the intimacy of their every day.

Still Figuring Out What It Means to be a Man: This exhibition explores the experiences of six middle-class, metropolitan South African men in their twenties and thirties, and how such men see themselves today. Taking an empathetic view of individual men, but a critical one of patriarchy, “Still Figuring Out” considers various aspects of manhood and masculinity in contemporary South Africa. 

Media are invited to a joint exhibition opening of Enough is Enough, I Am What I Am and Still Figuring Out What It Is To Be a Man

Date:                        04 April 2018
Time:                       17:30 for 18:00
Venue:                     Iziko Slave Lodge
                                Cnr Wale and Adderley Streets, Cape Town
RSVP:                      Zikhona Jafta on Tel: 021 481 3838 or via Email: zjafta@iziko.org.za

The exhibitions open to the public on 5 April. In addition, Antonia Poster is hosting a one-hour session of an experiential methodology on transforming gender relations. The event takes place on 5 April at 12h00 and all are welcome. A three-day experiential workshop on transforming gender relations will also be held between 27-29 April, titled “Gender Equity and Reconciliation”. For further details please contact a.m.porter.01@cantab.net.    

For media enquiries, photographs and interviews: Zikhona Jafta on Tel: 021 481-3838 zjafta@iziko.org,zaor Kim Lindeboom on Tel: 021 481-3874 klindeboom@iziko.org.za


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