At the Studio Museum in Harlem through October 24th, Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views includes three series by the artist: “Interiors,” “Empty Beds,” and “Common Grounds.” The catalog, published by Aperture, includes an essay by Okwui Enwezor and an interview with Isolde Brielmaier (Amazon).
An interview with Larissa Leclair is online, as is an essay by Amanda Alexander, and a conversation between Mthethwa and Enwezor (at Vimeo). Reviews by Philip Gefter (Daily Beast), Karen Rosenberg (New York Times), Ariella Budick (Financial Times), Patricia Spears Jones (Bomb) and Benjamin Young (Artforum.com). See also:
- Cassie J. Wu, “What Is This Place? Transformations of the Home in Zwelethu Mthethwa’s Portrait Photographs,” African Arts 43:2 (summer 2010), pp. 68-77
- John Peffer, “Shadows: A Short History of Photography in South Africa,” chapter 9 of Art and the End of Apartheid (Minnesota, 2009)
- Carol L. Magee, “Spatial Stories: Photographic Practices and Urban Belonging,” Africa Today 54:2 (Winter 2007), pp. 109-129
- Michael Godby, “The Drama of Color: Zwelethu Mthethwa’s Portraits,” NKA 10 (1999), pp. 46-49
- Bongi Dhlomo, “Zwelethu Mthethwa Talks About His Photographs,” in Frank Herreman, ed., Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa (New York: Museum for African Art, 1999)
The artist’s work is in A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960-2010 in Brussels.
Updated September 2010.