MOCAA Speaks is a 30-minutes gallery talk hosted by a Zeitz MOCAA staff member, encouraging individual relationships to the artworks, museum and the people who run it.
This week’s talk will be led by Zeitz MOCAA Assistant Preparator, Siyah Mgoduka, focusing on Penny Siopis’ film, The Master is Drowning, which looks at the attempted assassination of H.F. Verwoerd. The film is exhibited as part of Siopis’ current exhibition, This is a True Story: Six Films (1997 – 2017) in the Centre for the Moving Image at Zeitz MOCAA.
This event is free with museum admission and RSVP is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
About Siyah Mgoduka
Siyah Mgoduka was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and is currently working and living in Cape Town. Mgoduka is an Assistant Preparator at the Zeitz MOCAA.
From February to May 2017 Mgoduka was on a Training/Residency at Savvy Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), focusing on Portraits, and Audio Works, in collaboration with poet Makhafula Vilakazi. Mgoduka is featured on Sue Williamson’s, ‘Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget’ video work which was shown as part of her solo exhibition at the Johannes Stegman Gallery at the University of the Free State in 2016. The show has travelled to the Apartheid Museum (Johannesburg, South Africa), and to the Louis Vuitton Foundation Exhibition in 2017 (Paris, France). In 2016 Mgoduka joined Gallery MOMO as a Gallery Assistant. Prior to this, he interned at Goodman Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa) from 2015 until to his move to Gallery MOMO.