Zwelethu Mthethwa. Sacred Homes – Mother & Child

December 13, 2000 > January 30, 2001

13 December 2000 - 30 January 2001

S8ZERO/Project Room

The exhibition devoted to the South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa (born in Durban, South Africa, in 1963) told the story of a dormitory community on the outskirts of Cape Town through photographs and installations. In a series of images entitled Motherd and Child, Sacred Homes, and Rebirth, the artist described the rituals and beliefs still intact among the African ethnic group, throwing the existential dynamics that coexist inside a multi-racial society like that of South Africa into sharp relief.

The exhibition also featured a video installation entitled Rebirth that consisted of three simultaneous screenings that showed visitors the gradual physical and spiritual rebirth of a patient thanks to a shaman's treatment.

Exhibition curated by Teresa Macrì and Maria Grazia Tolomeo.
Mounted by Enzo Serrani.
Catalogue edited by Maria Grazia Tolomeo and Teresa Macrì, with essays by the curators; published by Marco Noire Editore, Turin 2000.