‘intersect’ is a two-day symposium comprising talks, performances, a film screening, and discussion panels. The event will bring academia and the creative arts together to interrogate the intersecting themes of race, gender, class and sexual identity. Speakers, performers and artists will offer a range of perspectives and formulations for approaching this topic. Read more12 Feb ’16
GIPCA will present ‘Picture Perfect: A social history of hand-coloured photographic portraiture in 20th century South Africa’ with curators Ruth Sack and Lisa Espi on Thursday, 1 October. This Great Texts / Big Questions presentation opens The Portrait Racket exhibition, which closes on Sunday, 4 October. The practice of airbrushed photographic portraiture was brought to South Africa from Chicago in the nineteen-thirties Read more1 Oct ’15
As part of its Great Texts / Big Questions series, GIPCA presents ‘Negotiating the absurd: migration and citizenship in The Nose’ by Dr Andrew Hennlich. Hennlich will present this lecture as a follow up to the presentation at GIPCA by renowned artist William Kentridge. Kentridge’s direction of ‘The Nose’ used anamorphic sculptures, becoming a companion to the absurd, to examine metaphors of diaspora and citizenship.
GIPCA, in association with UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies will present an academic screening of Mama Marikana by documentary filmmaker Aliki Saragas on Wednesday, 20 May at 18:00. This free screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker. Read more20 May ’15