Barbs out for new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art

“My biggest accomplishments attract criticisms every time.” Standing inside the museum that bears his name, Jochen Zeitz reflects on the barbs flying in the world of fine art about his latest project.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, which opens in 74 days, is set to become a global attraction – a landmark in the art world like the Tate Modern or the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

But the local art scene is torn over whether the Zeitz collection, curated by Mark Coetzee, will reflect the range of contemporary African art.

Former Puma CEO Zeitz and museum chief curator Coetzee are among the few people who know what is in the collection. read more

2018-10-23T19:44:56+00:00