Join us on Monday 25 May 2020 (Africa Day) on Instagram Live (@ZeitzMOCAA) for a conversation between Raphael Chikukwa, Acting Executive Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and Storm Janse Van Rensburg, Senior Curator at Zeitz MOCAA.
As part of an ongoing series of conversations with leaders in the art world, Chikukwa and Janse Van Rensburg will discuss regional collegiality and radical solidarity through museum practice. This conversation will be held on Africa Day, an occasion for the commemoration of African Unity.
A long-time promoter of art from the continent, Chikukwa is responsible for launching the first Zimbabwean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale at a time when Africa had very little presence there. Over the last decade, as Chief Curator and Deputy Director at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Chikukwa has contributed significantly to the international visibility, dynamism and growth of the Zimbabwean art ecosystem. In a similar way, from Berlin, Georgia and South Africa, Janse Van Rensburg has over the years contributed to the amplification of narratives from the African Continent and its diaspora and continues to do so at Zeitz MOCAA. Zeitz MOCAA endeavours to engage diverse audiences through analytical programming and critical discourse. Zeitz MOCAA is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum which collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora, located in Cape Town, South Africa.”