On September 22 South Africa made history at the launch of Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, the world largest museum dedicated to African contemporary art. The launch was attended by Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu and the Western Cape Major.
Famous British architect Thomas Heatherwick turned the abandoned Cape town,1920,grain silo into the worlds biggest addition to the history of art.
The newly launched museum houses art collections that are made up of more than 100 galleries over nine floors and filled entirely with pieces created since 2000. The museum cost about 38 million dollar (R 523307500.00) to build.
“At the end of the day, we want this space to be a lighthouse that illuminates the amazing creativity of African artists and art,” Zeitz says. “Maybe it will inspire future directors, curators, and local school groups to one day create something new.”