Zeitz to be­hold

The Times (South Africa) - - The Visual Side -

Softly spo­ken Thomas Heather­wick wears baggy pants and Camper shoes to a me­dia pre­view of the mag­nif­i­cently trans­formed grain silo com­plex at the V&A Wa­ter­front in Cape Town. The Bri­tish ar­chi­tect says he was in­spired by a brief to cre­ate an art in­sti­tu­tion on a con­ti­nent as big as the whole of Europe and North Amer­ica com­bined. “There are all these in­cred­i­ble artists and gal­leries, but there hasn’t been a ma­jor in­sti­tu­tion to bring them to­gether.” The pri­vately funded Zeitz Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Africa is ex­pected to cre­ate and in­vig­o­rate in­ter­est in African con­tem­po­rary art. The of­fi­cial open­ing of the Zeitz Mocaa is on Septem­ber 22. This week­end is the pro­fes­sional and pa­trons’ pre­view week­end. https://zeitz­mo­caa.mu­seum/

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