SMAC Gallery presents?Bedroom Interview,?multimedia artist Kresiah Mukwazhi’s inaugural solo exhibition in South Africa.
Bedroom Interview?find its most well-known reference in the recent?#MeToo?movement, which spread as a viral hashtag in October 2017. Used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment – especially in the workplace – its use followed soon after the public revelations of sexual misconduct allegations against former Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein.
Mukwazhi is a contemporary multimedia artist and photographer based in Harare, Zimbabwe, who utilises various materials to draw attention to women’s issues, including gender-based violence and sexual assault. While she acknowledges how the global?#MeToo?movement has impacted her work, she seeks to draw attention to local issues in the country of her birth and across Southern Africa. The artist cites the experiences of women working in the informal sector: those tending bars in nightclubs, donning bikinis for beauty pageants, removing their clothing in strip clubs and more.
Venue: SMAC Gallery, 145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
Time: Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 3pm
Cost: Free entry