Zeitz MOCAA is open late every WOZA Friday (first Friday of the month) and this month they have a great line-up of events!
And, you stand a chance to win a special prize when you purchase a membership from just R270 which grants you year-round access to the museum and programming!
Woza Friday Programme
4 – 7 p.m.: Adult Drawing
5 – 8:30 p.m.: Discover MOCAA
5 – 6:30 p.m.: DJ Set by Future Nostalgia’s Futurist AKA Grant Jurius
5 – 9 p.m.: Cash bar in the atrium bowl
5 – 9 p.m.: Get a cheese platter at Zeitz MOCAA Food on Level 6
6:30 – 8 p.m.: DJ Set by Gerald Machona (see photo above)
Explore Chapter 2 of the Afrofuturist exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday… on the second floor in a new exciting way with our Adult Drawing workshop, Discover MOCAA scavenger hunt and listening session and vinyl admiration by music and art collective, Future Nostaligia.
Join the Adult Drawing in the tunnels and atrium bowl on level -1 to unlock your creative side. No prior drawing experience required.
Embark on an exploration of our current exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday… with Discover MOCAA, an interactive scavenger-hunt that guides you through the museum after-hours. Follow clues and questions to discover key works of art and themes and stand a chance to win prizes.
Don’t miss an exciting programme of DJ sets by artist Gerald Machona and music and art collective Future Nostalgia in the BMW Atrium!
Resident selector Futurist aka Grant Jurius, will be spinning from his unique vinyl collection for your First Friday museum experience. The idea behind the collective is sharing music through exploring records. Their tagline ‘For Selectors, Collectors, Deejays and Diggers’ celebrates the universal love for music and creating a free open space to bring everyone together in the spirit of rare and experimental music.
As part of Zeitz MOCAA #FirstFriday initiative, admission will be half-price from 4 p.m. Zeitz MOCAA Members and children under 18 enjoy free admission.
WHERE: Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: Friday 7 June 2019 from 4:00pm
About Chapter 2:
Chapter 2 of the exhibition, Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday… continues its exploration into notions of progress and utopia, with a focus on politics, history and pertinent global issues as they relate to contemporary African sensibilities. The work of new artists will be shown alongside works from Sue Williamson’s A Few South Africans series, which will be immersively installed in the first week.
Themes such as migration, identity, social justice, and the history of myth-making establish provocative voices in the canon of African Futures. The integration of mediums and artistic practices such as studio photography and multi-disciplinary installations highlight the different ways in which we reflect and reinvent our imagined selves.
Here, the power of liberation movements are entangled with post-colonial narratives. “Some of the artists envisage and stage Marxist, Pan-African utopias, truncated by American CIA intervention. Such narratives touch on the legacies of African revolutionary leaders like Thomas Sankara, Kwame Krumah, and Patrice Lumumba,” says exhibition curator, Azu Nwagbogu.
“What is often neglected from such narratives, however, is the impact of communist architecture and education. If we are to understand China’s contemporary and future influence in Africa, we must, therefore, reflect on yesteryear’s communist ideologies.”
The quest for utopia is not only manifest in the dreams of a future African generation. It also tells the story of a European and Soviet dream, who sought in Africa their own ideas of utopia. This is evident through the establishment of education models, political thought, architecture, science, witchcraft, and space travel. We observe in the works of Maurice Mbikayi and Kiluanji Kia Henda how utopian concepts become malleable and corruptible, where long-standing cultural norms are re-cast as dystopian.
Yet again, the artists in this exhibition offer a distinct concept in which time is not linear but where past, present, and future merge. The immersive gallery spaces, with darkened walls, become portals through which visitors can unpack ideas of performance, body politics, and representation. The figures navigate our inherited urban landscapes and monuments, negotiating our national borders. They consider liminal spaces that connect the rituals of the past to the shaping of our futures.
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Photo: Gerald Machona