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Imvuselelo: The revival

Imvuselelo: The revival

September 27, 2023–January 21, 2024

A black and white photograph depicting black people at high school

Sabelo Mlangeni (South African, born 1980), Inkonzo Yokunikela, Twelve at Ferrum High School, Newcastle, 2018. Hand-printed silver gelatin print. Courtesy of the artist and blank projects, Cape Town. © Sabelo Mlangeni.

Lynn Krywick Gibbons Gallery (210)


Sabelo Mlangeni is a South African photographer who cultivates intimacy and community in his process and work. This sense of familiarity coincides with a feeling of distance, however, in images that refuse to present everything in sharp focus and clear detail. Imvuselelo: The revival includes photographs of some of the 15-18 million members of the African Zionism movement, a Christian practice, unrelated to Jewish nationalism, which centers healing.


This exhibition is organized by the Cantor Arts Center. It is presented in concert with the colloquium Curating the Image: African Photography and the Politics of Exhibitions, instructed by Joel Marie Cabrita, Associate Professor of History and, by courtesy, of Religious Studies and Susan Ford Dorsey Director, Center for African Studies, Stanford University. We gratefully acknowledge support from The C. Diane Christensen Fund for African Art.




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