In July of last year, I visited the Silo Hotel for tea and got my first look at the newest and most beautiful building to grace the skyline of Cape Town. A few months later the Zeitz MOCAA opened, and as I sat in Joburg, I promised myself that the new contemporary gallery will be my first thing to do when I move back to the Mother City.
Every Wednesday, the Zeitz MOCAA offers free entry for all African Citizens from 10:00 – 13:00. Just bring your ID or passport and enjoy! Last Wednesday, I visited for the first time, and I was blown away. I know that is a phrase that gets thrown around regularly by bloggers. But, unless you have gone, you don’t really understand how amazing it is.
With artists from Africa and the diaspora, the 6 floors are filled with thought-provoking art by artists from all walks of life. The art deals with themes like identity, gender issues, race relations and more in a variety of forms: sculpture, paintings, photographs, video installations and more.
I had many favourites, but the one piece of art that really spoke to me was ‘The end of carrying it all’ by Wangechi Mutu. This is a video installation that had 3 large screens taking up a whole room. And it shows a woman walking up a hill with a basket on her head, and as time goes by, the basket gets heavier and heavier. It is so beautiful.
I don’t want to go into too much of the art, as I don’t really know much about art and feel that each piece should be viewed in a personal capacity. Go and feel what you need to feel. My favourite piece might not be yours. So tell me in the comments which piece really spoke to you.
Inside The Zeitz MOCAA
Address: Silo District, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 8002
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 18:00
Ticket Prices: From R180 and Children under 18 enter free
Wednesday: African Citizens, Free Entry from 10:00 – 13:00
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