Since Zeitz MOCAA made its entrance to Cape Town’s Waterfront in September 2017, Africa’s contemporary art scene has blossomed. But as an attraction that’s now arguably as alluring as the Motherland’s great landscapes, what’s next for the African art world? Melissa Twigg investigates.
Today the 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa opens its doors to the public. As the biggest public art space to launch on the continent for more than a century, it looks set to change the contemporary art market as we know it.
Hear Executive Director & Chief Curator of Zeitz MOCAA, Mark Coetzee, explain how art has a fundamental part to play in rewriting modern Africa’s story, ahead of the opening of the new art museum in Cape Town in 2016