Africa’s ‘Museum For Social Change’

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, more pithily known as Zeitz Mocaa, in Cape Town is now the largest museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art from the continent and its diaspora. A partnership between German businessman Jochen Zeitz and the city’s Victoria & Albert (V&A) Waterfront, a glistening complex of high-end restaurants and stores, it is housed in a 1920s grain silo whose interior architect Heatherwick Studio has transformed into a stunning contemporary cathedral by carving into the 42 concrete tubes of which it was originally formed.

It was extraordinary to see how diverse our country is – Mark Coetzee

Containing 600 sq m (6458 sq ft) of gallery space over nine floors, the founders of the Zeitz Mocaa, which opened in September, hope that its sheer scale, combined with an innovative exhibition programme, will be able to highlight the immense diversity of creativity on the continent. Read more

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