? Grade 11 Art Students at opening of Zeitz MOCAA

On September 23rd, 2017, posted in: Academic, Featured, Grade 11, News, Visual Arts by

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On the Friday morning of the the 22nd of September, the Grade 11 art students were lucky enough to experience the grand opening of the Zeitz MOCAA museum, the biggest contemporary art museum in the Southern Hemisphere!
Situated near the V&A waterfront with our beautiful table mountain in view, the public and various  of schools were greeted with a range of performances, guest speakers and a unique ribbon cutting ceremony. The speakers included political figures such as Helen Zille, Patricia de Lille as well as Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu as well as international architects who were involved with the development of this modern, seven storey building.
The museum includes artists from all over Africa and as you entered, the first piece seen was a enormous dragon-like installation from South African artist Nicholas Hlobo. Using an extraordinary variety of media, there were installations , photographs , paintings, performance art and sculptures.
As we moved through the museum, we were completely immersed in all the artworks. The detail and thought processes of all the artists whose works reflected social and political issues our continent is often faced with today was inspiring. We were very sad to leave this magnificent building and were extremely lucky to receive a gift bag as well a mind full of inspiration for future art practicals.
CNN provides us with a fascinating insight into what we can expect from this exciting new museum.With Mark Coetzee. Head of Zeitz MOCAA took a moment to allow two of our students to have their photograph taken with him. Suspended in the background, in the centre of the museum, is a sculpture by Nicholas Hlobo.