Bekezela Mguni, Black Unicorn Mobile Library Book Installation
617 N. Homewood Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15208
Celebrate the literary and artistic contributions of Black women; Black queer, trans people and gender nonconforming people through a book installation dedicated to imagining what freedom looks like.
Bekezela Mguni is a radical librarian, activist, artist, and abundant-bodied femme. She believes that the collective sharing of knowledge, beauty and inspiration is a part of life’s purpose and brings that intentional spirit to her work.
This program is a project of The People Are The Light, a series of public art installations and workshops in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood, curated by Alisha Wormsley. Twelve artist-collaborators lead events and performances throughout the neighborhood. Each project explores the connections between past, present and future.
The People Are The Light is part of LIGHTIME, a year of programming from CMOA's Hillman Photography Initiative. Photography, at its basis, measures light and time. Wormsley, whose work revolves around memory and time, activates these fundamentals of photography, creating space for artists, collaborators, and participants to share their stories.