23 November 2013 – 16 February 2014
Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, North Wharf by the Bascule Bridge Open
Wednesday – Sunday 12 – 8 PM
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Tel: 021 418 7855 Free entry for all
Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion presents changing exhibitions and educational programmes throughout the year in three galleries and two new media galleries. Zeitz MOCCA Bookstore stocks art books, magazines, DVDs, artist editions, and gifts. The surrounds of the Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion are filled with new art in public places sculptures by Wim Botha, Kudzanai Chiurai, Michele Mathison, and Mohau Modisakeng. Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion is situated at the V&A Waterfront by the Bascule Bridge near the Cape Grace and is open from 12 – 8 PM, every Wednesday to Sunday, with free admission for all. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Zeitz MOCAA is a new public not-for-profit cultural institution that focuses on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting cutting-edge contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora. It is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art.
Currently on view until 16 February 2014 is a solo exhibition by Nandipha Mntambo (Born 1982, Swaziland). Curated by Mark Coetzee (Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz MOCAA) this exhibition brings together work spanning the last six years and includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, performances, videos, etchings and linocuts.
In her work Mntambo explores dichotomies—their complexities, ambiguities and contradictions—binaries of male/female, human/animal, protection/destruction, attraction/repulsion, and public/private. Mntambo
strives to fuse imagination, desire, memory, and material in images that not only challenge a conventional framework but also the Occidental reading of image making and art history.