Zeitz Mocca is one of Cape Town’s new art galleries. The Zeitz Mocca Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a key part of Africa’s budding artistic community. The Museum is the largest of it’s kind in Africa. According to Zeitz’s website, the museum seeks to “…(Zeitz MOCAA) collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first-century art from Africa and its Diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding, and guarantees access for all. Over one hundred galleries are dedicated to a permanent collection; temporary exhibitions; and Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Excellence, Performative Practice, Photography, the Moving Image, and the Costume Institute”
Zeitz is home to an impressive collection of artwork. It also has a sleek restaurant located on the top floor. And from it, you get to seek spellbinding views of Cape Town not to mention the iconic Table Mountain. I have been to Zeitz twice. Once for its grand opening in 2017 and again in July this year just to see if the collection has been updated. Both times I visited I got to enter for free. There’s a list of days when you get to enter for free just see: https://zeitzmocaa.museum/pricing/option-3/
To buy tickets follow the link:https://zeitzmocaa.museum/buy-tickets/
Thank you for reading. Have you been to Zeitz Mocca? did you enjoy it? let me know. I can’t wait to hear from you. I will be posting more of the photos from Zeitz sometime later but, not soon I have to sort through them all first.
Wishing you happy travels through the journey of life!
xxx Nikki xxx
An overseas visitor complained it was too politicised. A rather familiar complaint about Cape Town, tourists say they want interesting things to see and do, not politics. We South Africans sometimes can be caught up in ourselves, maybe, forgetting that people spending money on holidays primarily want to chill out.
I kind of don’t agree with that sentiment. I have travelled abroad and have been to many political spaces and art museums which included political content. Plus Zeitz has many pieces which aren’t political. Chilling on holiday is great but learning through travel makes the world a better place.
I have attended many cultural activities during travels abroad, but can’t say whether the lady was correct on Zeit or not. Locally, I shy away from the typical places of that nature as there is little factual basis of what is being represented. Popular opinion oozes from every edifice. I prefer facts or otherwise enjoy the great outdoors.
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Art can be interpreted differently by different people so it can mean something completely different to different people. I love art so I don’t shy away from it. And it’s important to never shy away from being informed. But I do love nature as well.
Oh, I love art though I don’t always understand abstract art. An uncle of mine was a well-known painter whose work was realistic, at least from what I have seen.
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Me neither abstract art can be confusing. My sister paints but she’s self taught and does it for fun. Lovely family heritage.
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