Cape Town is abundantly peppered with an eclectic array of art galleries. Anchored by the Iziko South African National Gallery and spanning out in a capillary-like network of smaller galleries from the Company Gardens where the National Gallery is located, the inner city has for many years owned the bragging rights as the hub of the Mother’s City’s art route.
Until recently that is.
Enter the sexy new kid on the Cape Town art block, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa or simply Zeitz MOCAA.
Located in the slick Silo District of the V & A Waterfront, the Zeitz MOCAA is home to over 100 gallery spaces and boasts the largest collection of contemporary African art, not only in South Africa but on the entire African continent. Coupled with its architectural magnificence, the credit of which is owed to super talented architect Thomas Heatherwick, it’s no wonder that this new art attraction has become a destination for both locals and visitors alike.
You’ll find a round-up of current exhibitions and events happening at the Zeitz MOCAA here (https://zeitzmocaa.museum/exhibitions-and-events/) and some insight into featured artists and their art over here (https://zeitzmocaa.museum/art-artists/).
Visit Zeitz MOCAA Wednesday to Monday: 10 am – 6 pm and on the first Friday of the month enjoy an evening’s amble until 9pm. Admission for adults is R180 while under 18’s may enter at no cost. Wednesday mornings are free for African citizens from 10 am – 1 pm.
Images courtesy of the Musuem