Artist’s talk – Wangechi Mutu

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), in association with STEVENSON, will present a talk by New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu. Mutu’s work has often seemed to bear the gaze of a perpetual outsider, simultaneously drawn to and repulsed by the discovery of another fresh outrage in the lands in which she travels. Much of her work to date has been concerned with the myriad forms of violence and misrepresentation visited upon women, especially black women, in the contemporary world. Read more

7 Nov ’14

Great Texts – Rustom Bharucha

Internationally renowned academic, Professor Rustom Bharucha, will present the final lecture in the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ 2014 Great Texts / Big Questions series. Titled ‘The Aftermath: Reflections on Terror and Performance’, this lecture is presented in collaboration with the University of Cape Town’s Drama Department. Drawing on his recently published book ‘Terror and Performance’ (Routledge 2014), Bharucha will probe the modalities and enigmas of one key question: “What happens when the performance ends?” Read more

2 Oct ’14

Exhibition – Index

Index, a retrospective exhibition marking the inauguration of Stephen Inggs as Professor in the Michaelis School of Fine Art, presents a survey of his work spanning 25 years – a nexus of an ever expanding anthology of the overlooked, recording that which is inherently transient. Through the development of an ‘archaeographical’ method of unearthing, collecting and photographing found objects, the works on display create associations and traces as indexes and indicators, linking our thoughts about the constructions of the past, in relation to the present. Read more

17 Sep ’14
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Great Texts – Fiona Leonard

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts will present the next Great Texts / Big Questions public lecture in association with the University of Cape Town’s Creative Writing Programme as part of the Open Book Festival. Fiona Leonard, Australian writer and former diplomat now based in Ghana, will do readings from her acclaimed debut novel, The Chicken Thief, followed by a discussion with writers from UCT’s Creative Writing Masters Programme. Read more

18 Sep ’14