Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art to open in Cape Town

Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, Africa’s largest museum, is scheduled to open on September 22.

ZetMOCAAThe Thomas Heatherwick-designed institution will bring thousands of visitors to the city’s V&A Waterfront district, it is hoped.

The structure itself is an architectural feat. Designer Heatherwick assembled the building’s more than 80 exhibition spaces around an atrium carved in the shape of a single grain. This is a reference to venue’s former life as a grain silo structure. The majority of the museum’s collection is on long-term loan from Jochen Zeitz, the former CEO of Puma.

Art Net News shared a collection of images from the collection.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeit MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum.

It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora.

As well as this, the centre also hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; and encourages intercultural understanding.

Image courtesy of Zeit MOCAA

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