Zeitz MOCAA is open late every WOZA Friday (first Friday of the month)! Explore Chapter 2 of the Afrofuturist exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday… on the second floor in a new exciting way with our Adult Drawing workshop, Discover MOCAA scavenger hunt and DJ sets by Future Nostalgia and Gerald Machona.
Join the Adult Drawing workshop in the Sculpture Garden on level 6 to unlock your creative side. No prior experience required.
Embark on an exploration of our current exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday… with Discover MOCAA, an interactive scavenger-hunt that guides you through the museum after-hours. Participants will follow clues and questions to discover key works of art and themes. Expand your knowledge of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora and stand a chance to win prizes.
Don’t miss an exciting programme of DJ sets by artist Gerald Machona and music and art collective Future Nostalgia in the BMW Atrium!
Artist, Gerald Machona, who is featured in the exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday… will also be performing. Don’t miss it.
As part of Zeitz MOCAA #FirstFriday initiative, admission will be half-price from 4 p.m. Zeitz MOCAA Members and children under 18 enjoy free admission.
RSVP here to secure your place in the Adult Drawing workshop.
Chapter 2 of the exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday… continues its exploration into notions of progress and utopia, with a focus on politics, history and pertinent global issues as they relate to contemporary African sensibilities. The work of new artists will be shown alongside works from Sue Williamson’s A Few South Africans series, which will be immersively installed in the first week.
Themes such as migration, identity, social justice, and the history of myth-making establish provocative voices in the canon of African Futures. The integration of mediums and artistic practices such as studio photography and multi-disciplinary installations highlight the different ways in which we reflect and reinvent our imagined selves.
Here, the power of liberation movements are entangled with post-colonial narratives. “Some of the artists envisage and stage Marxist, Pan-African utopias, truncated by American CIA intervention. Such narratives touch on the legacies of African revolutionary leaders like Thomas Sankara, Kwame Krumah, and Patrice Lumumba,” says exhibition curator, Azu Nwagbogu.
“What is often neglected from such narratives, however, is the impact of communist architecture and education. If we are to understand China’s contemporary and future influence in Africa, we must, therefore, reflect on yesteryear’s communist ideologies.”
The quest for utopia is not only manifest in the dreams of a future African generation. It also tells the story of a European and Soviet dream, who sought in Africa their own ideas of utopia. This is evident through the establishment of education models, political thought, architecture, science, witchcraft, and space travel. We observe in the works of Maurice Mbikayi and Kiluanji Kia Henda how utopian concepts become malleable and corruptible, where long-standing cultural norms are re-cast as dystopian.
Yet again, the artists in this exhibition offer a distinct concept in which time is not linear but where past, present, and future merge. The immersive gallery spaces, with darkened walls, become portals through which visitors can unpack ideas of performance, body politics, and representation. The figures navigate our inherited urban landscapes and monuments, negotiating our national borders. They consider liminal spaces that connect the rituals of the past to the shaping of our futures.
About Future Nostalgia
Future Nostalgia is a music and art collective that has been hosting regular listening sessions around Cape Town since 2013. The idea behind the collective is sharing music through exploring records. Their tagline is ‘For Selectors, Collectors, Deejays and Diggers’ celebrating the universal love for music and creating a free open space to bring everyone together in the spirit of rare and experimental music. They are focused on a listening session in the sense of trying to contribute something different to music culture in Cape Town and also educating through sound. Currently, Future Nostalgia happens monthly at different venues around Cape Town. Initially, Future Nostalgia started off as a collective with six members but is currently run by co-founder Atiyyah Khan (El Corazon) who works as an arts journalist in Cape Town and visual artist Grant Jurius (Futurist). From inception, each event they host invites a guest selector to play and share their collections with us. These guests are not limited to DJ’s, but anyone who has a great collection is invited to play. We have a DIY- aesthetic which includes creating our own flyers, exhibiting original artwork, live painting and visual projections. Thus far our events have also extended to include documentary screenings, spoken word poetry and live music performances.
Film23 January - 23 January 2019
Exhibitions14 November - 16 January 2019
Book Launch14 November - 14 November 2018
Lectures and Forums30 May - 30 May 2018
Tours20 June - 20 June 2018
Exhibitions22 September - 26 August 2018