Five South African galleries you can visit online during the lockdown
Closed doors don’t mean we can’t get our art fix. Thanks to the Google Arts & Culture project, more than 2,500 major art institutions around the world are accessible online with many offering virtual tours of their spaces and artworks. These include MoMA and the Met in New York and the Rijks in Amsterdam. In SA, besides the BKhz and Absa galleries, institutions and galleries are quickly upping their virtual game so audiences can continue to access programmes and collections but remotely.
1. NORVAL FOUNDATION
2. ZEITZ MOCAA
This Cape Town museum will soon have 3D tours, courtesy of Google Arts & Culture, and is increasing the content on their YouTube channel. If you're still longing for more, Zeitz MOCAA has a SoundCloud channel with all their audio tours available for you to listen to.
3. FNB ART JOBURG
4. STEVENSON GALLERY
Stevenson Gallery will be opening artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s solo show Gymnasium via Instagram and on their website on Thursday March 26 from 6PM, as well as conveying other artists’ stories using other digital channels.
5. GOODMAN GALLERY
You can take a virtual tour of the group show How to Disappear through the Goodman Gallery’s website later this week. The gallery will be streaming art films online from next week.