Current Exhibitions Zeitz MOCAA

By MapMyWay
2 December 2019

Exhibitions and Art Projects at Zeitz MOCAA

Experience a variety of exhibitions and art projects at Zeitz MOCAA this December.  Visit their website to get updates on exhibitions and more information about workshops, events, and programmes for children. You can also book a private tour with one of their expert gallery guides or curators. To find out more, email Here is a selection of current exhibitions.

  • And So The Stories Ran Away 

Zeitz MOCAA’s Centre for Art Education presents the first exhibition for children, on level -1 (below ground), a group exhibition.

This exhibition celebrates stories from Africa and has been created to engage the imaginations of children as the primary audience – inviting them into a multi-sensory, interactive experience with works of art.

The title of the exhibition has been inspired by a Nigerian Ekoi legend of how Mouse visits the houses of all people, gathering stories that she weaves into her story children.

  • TSIATSIA: Searching For Connection  by El Anatsui

TSIATSIA – searching for connection – by acclaimed artist, El Anatsui, reinterprets and challenges the traditional trope of sculptural practice to invoke a multi-layered, sensory reimagining of our material world.

Zeitz MOCAA, El Anatsui

At 15.6 m x 25 m and comprising eight vertical panels – this wall-hanging sculpture, in the BMW Atrium, is one of the largest the artist has made to date.

  • Acts at the Crossroads by Otobong Nkanga

There are a host of potential outcomes that present themselves at points of convergence. An agreement or understanding between two parties, a merger of ideas, thoughts, belief systems, cultures, histories and narratives. Connections become created, bonds are formed and solidified or broken. Differing ideologies are confronted, things are torn apart or brought together.

Zeitz MOCAA, Otobong Nkanga

Nigerian-born, Belgium-based Otobong Nkanga’s solo exhibition, Acts at the Crossroads, invites us to connect with ourselves and each other at these points of awareness and reflexivity. Photo of Otobong Nkanga on a walk-about of her show.

  • Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work, by William Kentridge

See MapMyWay news blog for more information about this incredibly immersive exhibition!

  • Two Together, a group exhibition featuring pieces from the museum collection

Zeitz MOCAA presents an exciting new exhibition selected from its permanent collection, opening on 6 November 2019. The installation will occupy all gallery spaces on Level 4, a dedicated space for the institution’s collection. This forms part of a recent reimagining of the museum’s galleries and spatial organisation, and exhibitions here will change annually.

  • Laying Bare, a site-specific, process-based project by Kemang Wa Lehulere

Come and experience Laying Bare, a site-specific, process-based project by South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere at Zeitz MOCAA.  This exhibition opens on 19 December.

Zeitz MOCCA, Laying Bare, Kemang Wa Lehulere

Wa Lehulere will take up occupation in a multi-gallery area on the institution’s second level for a period of six months, turning the museum into a studio space. The studio, usually a private working space, will be accessible to the public to observe and engage whilst the artist makes new works, conducts research, and develops ideas for future projects. PHOTO: Kemang Wa Lehulere in his studio in Cape Town. Courtesy of DNA Photographers

WHERE: Zeitz MOCAA,  Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001

LEAD PHOTO: From left to right: Otobong Nkanga, Shaping Memory, 2012; William Kentridge, Madam Mao, 2016; Nicholas Hlobo, Iimpundulu Zonke Ziyandilandela, 2011. All images courtesy of the artists.