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12th September 2017

From Maize to Museum: The Long-Awaited Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa Aims to Let the Continent Tell Its Own Story

Africa gets its first world class museum of contemporary African art. Unreserved celebration? Well, not quite. Is it appropriate that such an institution be based in South Africa? Does it matter that the drivers of this project are white males? Can one institution capture what it means to be African? All good questions – but at least now those interested in African art won’t have to go to Europe. A background video is here.