Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa’s (Zeitz MOCAA’s) highly anticipated Gala event is set to feature exclusive performances from South African Singer Songwriter Simphiwe Dana as well as Nobuhle Ashtani Trio. The museum recently announced a collaboration with acclaimed South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga ahead of its highly anticipated Gala event taking place on Sunday, 11 February. The event promises to be an extraordinary celebration of art kicking off Cape Town Art Week that rolls out with Investec Cape Town Art Fair and multiple artistic activations around the city. This event will feature an exclusive auction from a line-up of revered artists raising funds to support the museum’s curatorial and education programming.
The overall Gala scenography and key design elements are inspired by renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga – drawing from his rich artistic oeuvre and adding a layer of aesthetic depth to an event that promises to be an enchanting experience. A key feature of the Gala is an exclusive art auction facilitated by Strauss & Co, featuring works generously donated by a stellar line-up of internationally recognised artists including William Kentridge, Senzeni Marasela, Mary Evans, Zandile Tshabalala, Unathi Mkonto, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Abdoulaye Konaté, and Alfredo Jaar. Notably, South African artist Cinga Samson has made a generous monetary donation in support of the work of the institution.
In addition, the museum will present its prestigious Zeitz MOCAA Honorary Awards for Artistic Excellence and Philanthropic Achievement, recognising an exceptional individual in each category who have made outstanding contributions to our art ecology. It is a moment to honour the visionaries shaping the thriving landscape of contemporary art in Africa.
The much sought-after Gala tickets are selling fast, so book your ticket now to ensure you do not miss this opportunity to be part of an evening that unites passion, purpose, and the pursuit of artistic excellence. To purchase tickets and reservations, visit: https://zeitzmocaa.museum/zeitz-mocaa-gala-2024/