Inauguration Zeitz MOCAA
Contemporary Art Museum

 

 

 

Photos Iwan Baan

First announced in 2013, the ambitious four-year project to convert the historic Grain Silo at the V&A Waterfront into a cutting edge contemporary art museum is officially completed.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opened its doors to the public during Heritage Weekend, holding a four-day Grand Opening, September 22-25, 2017.

The Museum, a partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora, and also the first African institution to acknowledge new mediums through the establishment of different centres and institutes within the overall museum.

The establishment of the museum came about through a confluence of factors. The V&A Waterfront recognized the significance of its Grain Silo complex as an historic landmark and for years debated possible uses. An art museum was eventually decided upon but a collection was needed. The desire was to house something of public civic significance, and something open to the public. It was through Ravi Naidoo that Thomas Heatherwick was introduced to the Grain Silo complex in 2006, and again in 2011. At the same time, Jochen Zeitz was working with curator Mark Coetzee to build a world class collection of contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora with the vision to create the first major museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora on the Africa Continent. The meeting of these two visions resulted in the creation of the not-for-profit public institution since named Zeitz MOCAA.

A few of the inaugural and upcoming exhibitions and events include:

 

Kyle Morland

Now and Then: El Loko / Kyle Morland
Through August 27, 2018

 

Nicholas Hlobo

Nicholas Hlobo / “iimpundulu zonke ziyandilandela”
Through July 30, 2018

 

Edson Chagas

Edson Chagas / Luanda, Encyclopedic City
Through January 13, 2018

 

Kudzanai Chiurai

Kudzanai Chiurai / Regarding the Ease of Others
Through March 31, 2018

 

Nandipha Mntambo

Nandipha Mntambo
23 November 2013 – 16 February 2014

 

Liza Lou / Installation view

Lunchtime Tour: Liza Lou / The Waves
October 1, 2018, 1-1:15pm, led by Mark Coetzee

 

The Access for All program will see visitors under the age of 18 allowed free entrance to the museum all year round, free admission every Wednesday morning for all South Africans and other visitors from the African continent, and half price admission for all on Late Night Fridays. The Museum is removing financial barriers to entry for those who may not have the resources to visit otherwise.

Kiki Smith / Monnaie de Paris
Oct 18, 2019 – Feb 9, 2020
This exhibition covering the works of Kiki Smith from the '80s to today, presents several global and intimate themes,...
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What We Found After You Left / Naeem Mohaiemen
Sep 21, 2019 – May 10, 2020
While focusing on moments of mistake and misrecognition, Mohaiemen’s research into aspirations towards utopia during the Cold War era,...
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Worlds in Motion
Sep 21, 2019 – Apr 13, 2020
Mudam Luxembourg presents Worlds in Motion, a thematic presentation of works by nine contemporary artists from the Mudam Collection...
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30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2020
Selections for 2020
For its 11th edition, Artpil is proud to announce the 2020 group of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, with...
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ARTPIL / Prescription .107
A goose, tobacco & cologne
Promethean fire, water from Sisyphus. Let us remember this day. As Hegel tells us, the world's history is not...
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Turner Prize 2019
Sep 28, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
"At this time of political crisis, we feel strongly motivated to use the occasion of the Prize to make...
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In The Next Door Room
Photography of Lise Sarfati
The awakening of adolescence has been a recurring theme fascinating many artists; conflicts of identity, physical metamorphosis, psychological instability,...
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Bruce Conner: Breakaway
NOV 26, 2019 – FEB 22, 2020
"This concept of images which are a collective of images or experiences that then make up a whole experience...
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Kiki Smith / Monnaie de Paris
Oct 18, 2019 – Feb 9, 2020
This exhibition covering the works of Kiki Smith from the '80s to today, presents several global and intimate themes,...
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What We Found After You Left / Naeem Mohaiemen
Sep 21, 2019 – May 10, 2020
While focusing on moments of mistake and misrecognition, Mohaiemen’s research into aspirations towards utopia during the Cold War era,...
+
Worlds in Motion
Sep 21, 2019 – Apr 13, 2020
Mudam Luxembourg presents Worlds in Motion, a thematic presentation of works by nine contemporary artists from the Mudam Collection...
+
30 Under 30 Women Photographers / 2020
Selections for 2020
For its 11th edition, Artpil is proud to announce the 2020 group of 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, with...
+
ARTPIL / Prescription .107
A goose, tobacco & cologne
Promethean fire, water from Sisyphus. Let us remember this day. As Hegel tells us, the world's history is not...
+
Turner Prize 2019
Sep 28, 2019 – Jan 12, 2020
"At this time of political crisis, we feel strongly motivated to use the occasion of the Prize to make...
+
In The Next Door Room
Photography of Lise Sarfati
The awakening of adolescence has been a recurring theme fascinating many artists; conflicts of identity, physical metamorphosis, psychological instability,...
+
Bruce Conner: Breakaway
NOV 26, 2019 – FEB 22, 2020
"This concept of images which are a collective of images or experiences that then make up a whole experience...
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