Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora. A not-for-profit public cultural institution, Zeitz MOCAA is the result of a partnership between the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, and Jochen Zeitz. Established in 2013, Zeitz MOCAA is the crowning jewel in The Aleit Group’s exclusive venues. Come and celebrate in style amidst international exhibition pieces, 270 degree uninterrupted views of Cape Town, and awe-inspiring historic architecture.
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The Aleit Group has been appointed exclusive restaurant and event operator throughout Zeitz MOCAA. This includes the management of the multi-functional event and eatery Venue on Level Six, as well as all events hosted within the museum and its alternative venue, The Atrium. The museum is a one of a kind venue, the likes of which can be found nowhere else on the continent if not the world. With a rooftop sculpture garden, the best view of Table Mountain in the city, and exclusive access to the museum after hours; hosting a Zeitz MOCAA event in collaboration with The Aleit Group is an unrivalled opportunity for excellence.
Housed in the historic Grain Silo complex, originally opened in 1924, Zeitz MOCAA has revitalized a historic landmark that had become a redundant eyesore by the early 2000s. Now a cutting-edge exhibition space, Zeitz MOCAA houses an extensive collection of contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora.
The repurposing and revitalization project was undertaken by Thomas Heatherwick, an internationally acclaimed architect, and his team, and was no small task. This mammoth undertaking included the redesign of the silo structures (forty-two 33-metre high concrete tubes) into a functional and innovative exhibition space that embodies both the industrial, and the historical character of the silos.
Now a 9500m2, custom-designed space, with 6000m2 dedicated to the art museum; Zeitz MOCAA extends vertically over 9 floors, and also houses, amongst other things, a luxury hotel, a bar and restaurant, and, in exclusive collaboration with The Aleit Group, two world-class event venues – The Atrium, and the Venue on Level Six.