Raw Concrete Thinking
Often described as Africa’s equivalent of Tate Modern, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is one of the most fascinating museums we have visited. Located in a 93-year-old silo complex in Cape Town’s VA Waterfront area, Heatherwick Studio literally carved out an art museum in 116 giant concrete silo tubes.
Although the architecture (to say it is spectacular is an understatement) eclipses the art on display, we were taken by what Africa has to offer in terms of contemporary art. The half-mannequins made from cowhide by Swazi-born artist Nandipha Mntambo is an excellent example of how raw and real the art at Zeitz MOCAA felt to us.
Text and photography: Micha van Dinther