The Zeitz MOCAA has its home in the Grain Silo complex at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Originally constructed in 1921 and a historic landmark the silo went through an impressive transformation thanks to the architect Thomas Heatherwick who turned it into a museum with over hundred galleries and 6000 square meters exhibition space. Two of the architectural highlights of building are the cathedral-like central atrium that was carved from the cellular concrete structure of the silo, and the pillowed glazing panels that bulge outward as if gently inflated. The Zeitz MOCAA collects and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora.
Maybe this is an opportunity to shift the discourse and insert different perspectives into a Eurocentric art history ? Es wäre an der Zeit !