Cape Town (12 February 2018) – Today, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) announces a line-up of programming to be held at the museum during Investec Cape Town Art Fair. From Tuesday 13 February 2018 to Sunday 18 February 2018, visitors to the Art Fair can enjoy diverse programming at Zeitz MOCAA, including a VIP preview of the new exhibition Penny Siopis, This is a True Story: Six Films (1997-2017).
As part of its mission to provide educational and enrichment programmes for all, and to encourage intercultural understanding, Zeitz MOCAA will be hosting tours and events with artists, have extended opening hours, and offer free entrance opportunities as part of the museum’s Access for All programme.
Visitors to the museum will be able to engage with curators during numerous daily tours (free with museum admission) as well as attend conversations with artists whose work is currently on exhibit as part of Zeitz MOCAA’s opening exhibition All things being equal…
“We are honoured and excited to be able to contribute to the vibrant art scene of Cape Town and help develop a healthy and collaborative art ecosystem in our city through hundreds of programmes and events at the museum each month,” says Mark Coetzee, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Zeitz MOCAA.
The free programming will take place in the Scheryn Collection Arena on Level 0 (ground floor) of Zeitz MOCAA while tours will start at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm daily in the BMW Atrium bowl, Level -1. Additionally, citizens of African countries are encouraged to visit on Africa Day, Wednesday 14 February, when admission is free on presentation of an official citizen document (identity document, passport or driver’s licence). Under-18s have free entry to the museum all year round.
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For the full list and more information on the programming taking place during Investec Cape Town Art Fair, please download the PDF below.
About Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA)
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits 21st-century art from Africa and its Diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and guarantees access for all.
It is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art and was established in 2013 through a partnership between the V&A Waterfront led by CEO David Green––acting on behalf of Growthpoint Properties Limited and the Government Employees Pension Fund, represented by the Public Investment Corporation Limited (PIC)––and collector Jochen Zeitz.
The building was reimagined through a design by the acclaimed London-based Heatherwick Studio and the museum will open in the transformed heritage-listed grain silo complex at the Silo District, V&A Waterfront. Mark Coetzee serves as the Executive Director and Chief Curator.
The Zeitz MOCAA board consists of David Green and Jochen Zeitz (Co-chairs), Isaac Julien and Wangechi Mutu (Artist Board Members), Suzanne Ackerman, Jody Allen, Jonathan Bloch, Kate Garwood, Pulane Kingston, Gasant Orrie, Albie Sachs, Anton Taljaard, Roger Ross Williams and Mark Coetzee (Ex Officio).