February 2020 and lots is happening at Zeitz MOCAA – Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa.
The monumental new work by renowned artist, Abdoulaye Konaté, will be something to look forward to- and up to – when it is installed in the atrium of Zeitz MOCAA.
Titled Idéogrammes, signes, symboles et logos (Hommage à Youssouf Tata Cissé et Germaine Dieterlen) [translation: Ideograms, signs, symbols and logos (Homage to Youssouf Tata Cissé and Germaine Dieterlen), the artwork is an appliqué tapestry conceived especially for the museum’s iconic four-storey-high atrium wall.
It explores semiotics rooted in West Africa and honours two iconic thinkers distinguished for their pivotal contribution to culture.
Much of Konaté’s work has referenced motifs and apparel of Malian masquerades, foregrounding important African knowledge systems. Over the last forty-four years, his work has engaged with socio-political and environmental issues, including HIV/AIDS, freedom of expression, Islamic fundamentalism, and political satire.
WHEN: On view: 12 February 2020 – 12 January 2021
WoZA Friday – Friday 7 February 2020
Enjoy a late-night opening and half-price entry (R100) from 16h00 this WoZA First Friday of the month at Zeitz MOCAA. It takes throughout the museum fro 16h00 to 21h00.
- Entertainment: Discover MOCAA scavenger hunt with prizes
- Drawing: Drawing session on Level 6
- Exhibitions: Guided tour with Siseko Maweyi at 6:30 P.M.
- DJ: Blaq Kong on Level 6 from 6 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
And keep an eye out for some fresh new programming in which MOCCAA expand on their WoZA Friday fun.
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the 2020 Arts + Crafts Map!