Zeitz MOCAA hosts a fundraising Gala Dinner + Party and opens When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting

The much-anticipated 2022 Zeitz MOCAA Gala Dinner + Party is finally here! The event is a precursor to the opening of the large-scale exhibition When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting.

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This month, Zeitz MOCAA is pleased to host its fundraising Gala Dinner + Party supported by longstanding partner Gucci. On Saturday, 19 November, notable guests from the art, fashion, social and entertainment industries from Africa and beyond will enjoy a night of Art & Opulence at the star-studded social event of the year. 

F E S T I V I T I E S . . . On this not-to-be-missed night, partygoers will be kept entertained by emcee for the night, Expresso presenter and radio personality Thabiso Makhubela, known for his charm on one of Mzansi’s top daytime shows. Capetonian DJ Stunna will get the party started before NV Funk brings his signature style of house-meets-live-drums to Zeitz MOCAA’s atrium. South African DJ, producer, media personality and businesswoman DJ Zinhle is set to close off the festivities.

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Later this month, following the Gala event, the new survey exhibition When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting will open on Sunday, 20 November 2022. With a primary focus on painting, specifically works produced from the 1920s to the present, When We See Us celebrates how artists from Africa and its diaspora have imagined, positioned, memorialised and asserted African and African-descent experiences. The opening will also mark the launch of an exhibition catalogue, published by Thames & Hudson in collaboration with Zeitz MOCAA, edited by the Executive Director and Chief Curator at Zeitz MOCAA, Koyo Kouoh.

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In October, South African artist Igshaan Adams joined Zeitz MOCAA for a six-month-long studio residency as part of the museum’s ongoing Atelier programme. Titled Not Working (Working Title), Adams intends to use the Atelier as an opportunity to foreground the people, practices and networks that are so intricately part of his work, in addition to reviving projects that have lingered in his storage for ‘not quite working yet’. The residency will run through Sunday, 23 April 2023 in the Atelier on Level 2 of the museum. 

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