By Penelope Joseph, Visual Arts Correspondent, BookArtville.com
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has announced the formation of the Zeitz MOCAA Curatorial Advisory Group.
Chaired by South African born writer, lecturer Gavin Jantjes, who has worked with the Arts Council of Great Britain,
Tate Liverpool, London’s Serpentine Gallery and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, in Oslo, the Group includes the Cameroonian-born curator and cultural producer Koyo Kouoh and the independent curator, artist and educator, Gabi Ngcobo, who recently served as curator for the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. The fourth member of the group is Isaac Julien CBE, the award winning British filmmaker and installation artist who is already a member of Zeitz MOCAA’s Board of Advisors.
The Zeitz MOCAA Curatorial Advisory Group will work with the museum’s Chief Curator and its curatorial team to provide guidance on museum initiatives and projects, according to a statement released by the Museum.
Priorities for the group will include the further advancement of the exhibition schedule; strategy, research, and development of the museum collections; and advising the museum’s curators on the development of curatorial projects.
“This group of leading art professionals and practitioners will also advice on the international search for and appointment of the museum’s permanent Chief Curator”, the statement furthered. “Until such time, Acting Chief Curator, Azu Nwagbogu, will be liaison to the group”.