Zeitz MOCAA – October 2021 and it’s more than a year after COVID-19 spread across the globe The world is once again opening up to new possibilities – possibilities of new hope, new beginnings and new ventures. One thing borne of the pandemic that will continue, however, is that of collaboration on not just a local scale but an international one, too.
This includes Zeitz MOCAA’s newest video installation in the Scheryn Arena as part of global art initiative Unfinished Camp. Continuing our commitment to making a significant contribution to the development of contemporary art in Africa and its diaspora, Zeitz MOCAA has partnered with Unfinished, an alliance of nine international art organisations.
Unfinished Camp aims to provide a global platform for the voices of young artists and to kick off the initiative in 2021, each institution invited three young artists to produce a short video artwork exploring the question, “What is the future of art in a decentralized world?” Zeitz MOCAA’s participant artists include Naomi Lulendo, Helena Uambembe and art collective The Botswana Pavilion. Their films will be screened through Sunday, 27 February 2022.
The Sun in The Sky Knows How I Feel: A Lucid Dream – Johannes Phokela
At the end of October, Zeitz MOCAA will also be welcoming artist Johannes Phokela, whose solo exhibition is titled The Sun in The Sky Knows How I Feel: A Lucid Dream. This major exhibition marks almost a decade since Phokela’s last institutional show and includes a select survey of his oeuvre from the last three decades.
The exhibition forms part of an ongoing series of in-depth, research-based solo exhibitions by the museum that brings into focus and contextualises the practices of important African artists and delves into the artist’s continuous return to specific visual languages, histories, themes and conceptual critiques. The Sun in The Sky Knows How I Feel: A Lucid Dream will open on Thursday, 28 October 2021.
Thanks for the memories – Home Is Where the Art Is
“As we say hello to new shows, we will also be bidding adieu to the long-running and highly successful Home Is Where the Art Is – an exhibition for and by Capetonians. The exhibition officially closes on Sunday, 31 October so grab your last chance to see this spectacular show.
And, as a remembrance of this very special exhibition, launched during a time when art and the comforts it brought was most-needed, Zeitz MOCAA will be releasing a beautiful Home Is Where the Art Is coffee table book that commemorates the art and artists who participated in the show. The book follows the themes of the exhibition and features seminal essays by Ashraf Jamal and Neo Maditla.”
Support Zeitz MOCAA by purchasing an annual membership. At just 290 ZAR, it’s R80 more than a single entry ticket and gives you year-round access. As always, under-18s enter for free.
WHERE: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: Thursdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm
PHOTO: Johannes Phokela, Original Sin (Inner Circle), 2021, Oil paint on canvas, 290 x 226cm Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery
While Zeitz MOCAA remains open to the public throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, the’ve put some additional processes in place to ensure your health and safety.
“On arrival, your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to sanitise regularly at the sanitisation stations throughout the museum.
Our audio guides are now also available on Soundcloud so you won’t need to share a device with anyone else, and we’ve also made it easier to pay for admission and other purchases with contactless payment options. Don’t forget: We have a strict ‘No mask, no entry’ policy.”
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