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Towering over Cape Town's Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a clutch of abandoned grain silos has been transformed into Africa's largest museum dedicated to the continent's contemporary art. With its honeycomb lattice windows reflecting the Atlantic Ocean and the city's landmark Table Mountain, the audacious structure is home to the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MoCAA), which opens Friday.Like many pieces here, the dragon sculpture by South African artist Nicholas Hlobo is on long-term loan from Jochen Zeitz, a former chief executive of sportswear company Puma, who bought his first pieces as a young man living in New York.Now housed in the tunnels of the gallery's basement level, the work invites visitors to take home one of its thousands of images, which chief curator Mark Coetzee describes as an act of "great generosity".Making the space accessible to locals was also a priority for the project, one of the most significant new African cultural spaces in decades.
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