We went on a tour of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (Mocaa) in Cape Town ahead of its anticipated public opening later this month. Designed by British architecture studio, Thomas Heatherwick, the nine-floor, lofty museum evokes a spaces synonymous with cathedrals or heritage sites.
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Mocaa chief curator and director Mark Coetzee elaborates on the now largest contemporary art museum on the continent.
”The V&A Waterfront’s challenge to repurpose [the silos] what was once the tallest building on the Cape Town skyline, caught the imagination of internationally acclaimed designer Thomas Heatherwick and his innovative team of architects. This was a chance to do more than just appropriate a former industrial building to display art, but to imagine a new kind of museum in an African context.”
Filmmaker: Maxime Thaysen
Editor: Nelani Majozi
Producer: Stefanie Jason