July 2, 2015 - Comments Off on Public Architecture, Heritage, Art and The City

Public Architecture, Heritage, Art and The City

“Public Architecture, Heritage, Art and the City”, currently at the AVA, comprises work produced by 12 Honours students at the UCT School of Architecture, Planning + Geomatics. The focus of their studio work, guided by Jo Noero, was the design of a Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the Iziko South African National Art Gallery. In the process, they have addressed the role and needs of the institution.

An interrogation at this level brings to light museological and architectural challenges in the 21st century: preserving the history and heritage of the national art museum, while situating it firmly in the present.

The vision informing the students’ work and the exhibition is to stimulate debate around museums of contemporary art in Cape Town in general and the future of the Iziko South African National Gallery in particular.

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