Arch backs silo art

Sunday Times - - WEEK IN REVIEW -

Re­al­ity strikes on Wed­nes­day for the Zeitz Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Africa in Cape Town, which won glow­ing global head­lines in the run-up to its open­ing. That’s when it starts tak­ing pay­ing cus­tomers, at R180 each, and be­gins to dis­cover whether pump­ing R500-mil­lion and thou­sands of tons of con­crete into an old grain silo was an act of ge­nius or a costly folly. One good por­tent: at Fri­day’s open­ing, Arch­bishop Emer­i­tus Des­mond Tutu pre­tended to call heaven and an­nounced af­ter hang­ing up: “Madiba says yes!”

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