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22 October 2020 - 31 October 2021

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Home Is Where The Art Is

This exhibition is a non-juried, democratic celebration of art belonging to and made by the people of Cape Town. Encompassing nearly 2000 works by children, emerging and established artists, hobbyists, crafters, photographers, and masterworks from private collections, it comes at a pivotal moment as the country emerges from a hard-hitting lockdown.

Zeitz MOCAA believes that there has not been a more pertinent moment for us to celebrate the lifeblood of our existence: people and art. For the past few months, many of us has been confined to our homes. Homes are the cornerstone of civil society and places where many of our memories are stored and made. The presence of art in our dwellings can play a central role in making an abode feel more permanent and secure.

After a three-week open call, residents responded and delivered artwork in person to several collection points. This included the museum and partner institutions across the larger Cape Town metropolitan: Tygerberg Art Centre, Parow; PJ Olivier Art School, Stellenbosch; Soha Gallery, Langa; Isivivana Centre, Khayelitsha; Butterfly Art Project and Casa Labia Cultural Centre, Muizenberg and Lalela Project, Hout Bay.

The exhibition is arranged according to five themes, each encompassing literal and metaphoric interpretations:

  • The Garden explores the life of plants, growth, cultivation, and labor
  • Outside encompasses landscape and public space
  • Inside includes interiors, domestic space and inner psychological states
  • Time notes the passage and marking of time as well as abstract expressions
  • Relations celebrates interconnectedness, relationships and communities

Home Is Where the Art Is is a love letter to art, artists and our city, Cape Town.

Thank you to all who contributed to the ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ exhibition. Find your favourite artworks or search through the participants list here.

Listen to the Art Audio Tour here:

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) · Home Is Where The Art Is: Art Is Where The Home Is

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