Indigo Waves And Other Stories: Re-navigating The Afrasian Sea And Notions Of Diaspora

Shiraz Bayjoo at Zeitz MOCAA, June 30 - January 29

Opening June 30th, Indigo Waves & Other Stories: Re-Navigating the Afrasian Sea and Notions of Diaspora at Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, is curated by Natasha Ginwala and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.


The group exhibition brings together 13 contemporary artists, historians, filmmakers, musicians, writers and thinkers to investigate, unpack and shed light on some of the smaller and bigger historical, cultural and linguistic links between the continents of Africa and Asia. The exhibition approaches the Indian Ocean as a communal horizon from which to read Afrasian (that is, belonging to both Africa and Asia) histories of forced and unforced movement through currents of mercantile and colonial empire.


Participating is Shiraz Bayjoo with a newly commissioned installation developed in part with local historian and activist Traci Kwai.

June 29, 2022