25 AUGUST 2019 – 23 MARCH 2020
The largest exhibition to date by internationally acclaimed artist William Kentridge opens on 25 August and will be hosted simultaneously in two parts by Zeitz MOCAA and Norval Foundation.
Why Should I Hesitate: Putting Drawings To Work, will be staged at Zeitz MOCAA and will cover over 40 years of artistic production in drawing, stop-frame animation, video, prints, sculpture, tapestry, and large-scale installation. The title references Kentridge’s primary practice of drawing, and how this core activity informs and enables his studio practice.
The exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of events and public programmes with the artist, and leading voices in the cultural sector.
Bronze, Silver and Gold members’ opening evening events on 24 August;
Public opening on 25 August (with priority queuing for museum members);
Daily members-only tours of the exhibition in the first week;
Performances, lectures and a Virtual Reality exhibition in September;
A two-day symposium with the artist and other leading cultural figures in October;
A children’s holiday workshop programme in December;
Lectures and panel discussions in February 2020;
Late-night museum performances in March 2020.
Museum members enjoy free year-round access to Zeitz MOCAA and programming. Bronze, Silver, and Gold members enjoy further eventing benefits. For non-members, standard admission prices apply.
NOBUKHO NQABA – IZICWANGCISO ZEZETHU…
1 AUGUST 2019 | LEVEL 2
This exhibition is an autobiographical reflection of Nobukho Nqaba‘s childhood home and upbringing. It highlights the precariousness of daily life within an informal settlement in Grabouw, a town in the Western Cape.
Many people migrated to this community with bundled up ambitions and modest possessions all packed tightly into chequered plastic bags, commonly known as China bags. They moved in hope for better work; jobs that would eventually require them to dress in sweat-stained blue overalls.
The exhibition’s Xhosa title, Izicwangciso Zezethu means we make plans. We may plan our lives, but we have no control of the outcome. It is a game of chance.
WOZA FRIDAY – LATE NIGHT OPENING
2 AUGUST 2019 | THROUGHOUT MUSEUM
ARTIST PERFORMANCE | ADULT DRAWING WORKSHOP | DISCOVER MOCAA
Enjoy late-night and half-price admission on WOZA Friday on 2 August.
Catch a performance by artist, Nobukho Nqaba, and Shariffa Ali, which will highlight the themes of Nqaba’s new exhibition, Izicwangciso Zezethu…
Make your way through the galleries with Discover MOCAA, an interactive scavenger-hunt on levels 2 and 4, using clues to find key artworks in the Afrofuturist exhibition Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday…
Artist Ralph Borland will also be doing a performance with musicians, Nick Birkby and Brian de Goede, at the Dubship I – Black Starliner sculpture in the BMW Atrium.
Or join our Adult Drawing workshop taking place on level -1. No prior experience required.