Upcoming Events

31 Jul ’14

Great Texts – Clayton Campbell

Arts writer and artist, Clayton Campbell, will discuss a unique participatory photographic project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11. Initiated in 2005, Campbell’s project establishes an international dialogue about cultural difference and how persons view their future. Campbell has invited over 1000 people to participate in Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 with each participant answering two questions: “What new words have you learned since 9/11, or what words did you know that have taken on a new meaning for you since 9/11.” Read more

Start: 31 Jul ’14 5:30 pm
End: 31 Jul ’14 6:30 pm
Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

10 Jul ’14

Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism

The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC) will host several public events in association with GIPCA on 10 and 11 July. Each year the JWTC hosts a long international workshop on a theme that emerges from the South African context, but has global implications. The 2014 theme, Archives of the Non-Racial, seeks to read the history of the South African struggle against forms of racial subjugation into and with an international struggles against racism. Read more

Start: 10 Jul ’14
End: 11 Jul ’14
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001

27 Aug ’14

2nd Live Art Festival

GIPCA is proud to present the 2nd Live Art Festival from 27 August to 6 September 2014. Selected in 2012 by the Sunday Independent as one of its five top art events in the country, the Festival grows this year to feature thirty-nine works of innovation by artists that demonstrate an edge in performance art practice. Many works are either International or South African premieres. Live Art brings together a range of artists from the fields of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, architecture and literature. Read more

Start: 27 Aug ’14
End: 7 Sep ’14
Venue: UCT Hiddingh Campus and City Hall
Address:
South Africa
Cost: R30-R80

5 Sep ’14

International Workshops – Nicole Seiler

Award-winning Swiss choreographer Nicole Seiler is best known for her approach to dance in which image, sound and video play a major role, giving rise to multifaceted dance performances, videos and choreographic installations. Seiler’s company will present a series of free public workshops as part of their participation in the 2014 Live Art Festival. The workshops will focus on multi-media composition; contemporary dance and improvisation; and sound composition. Read more

Start: 5 Sep ’14
End: 6 Sep ’14
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

26 Jun ’14

Exhibition – Ijusi: Design based in African Experience

Michaelis Galleries presents ijusi – Design based in African Experience. Recognised as one of the official World Design Capital 2014 projects, the exhibition focuses on Durban-based designer and publisher Garth Walker’s ijusi magazine. ijusi (isiZulu for juice) is an experimental, non-commercial design magazine first published by Walker in 1995. Read more

Start: 26 Jun ’14
End: 23 Jul ’14
Venue: Michaelis Galleries
Phone: +27 21 480 7170
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

11 Jun ’14

Book Launch – James Matthews

The CCA and GIPCA will host the launch of ‘Age is a Beautiful Phase’ by esteemed South African poet, James Matthews. He is renowned for his moving poetry as he is for his wicked sense of humour, all matched by a deep regard for the world in which he lives, writes and thinks. His poetry responds to a particular cry that argues for the recognition of bodies and lives, and how we consider people in all manner of complexities, spaces and times. Read more

Start: 11 Jun ’14 5:30 pm
End: 11 Jun ’14 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

23 Jun ’14

Workshop series – Drawing Pleasure

GIPCA is pleased to announce the Drawing Pleasure workshop series, facilitated by Leonard Shapiro and Karen Stewart. The workshops are aimed at anyone who would like to discover or develop their ability to draw, and experience the pleasure of drawing in a supportive environment. Each workshop takes place over two consecutive evenings, and participants can register for one or both workshops. All drawing materials, including paper, will be provided. Read more

Start: 23 Jun ’14 6:00 pm
End: 3 Jul ’14 9:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: R250.00

19 May ’14

Great Texts – Mark Gevisser

Leading South African author and journalist, Mark Gevisser, will use over a century of maps of Johannesburg as his Great Text. “When I was a boy, in the 1970s, I used to play a game I have retro­actively called Dispatcher, for hours on end, using my parents’ street guide, Holmden’s Register of Johannesburg. Ring-bound with a blue cloth cover, its whimsical title and archaic typography conjured a nostalgia for less turbulent times – although I knew none of that, of course, aged seven or eight, when I found a whole world between its covers.” Thus begins Gevisser’s new book, ‘Lost and Found in Johannesburg’ and his engagement with his first “Great Text”. Read more

Start: 19 May ’14 5:30 pm
End: 19 May ’14 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

23 Apr ’14

Film screening and discussion – Miners Shot Down

GIPCA will host a screening of Rehad Desai’s much anticipated documentary film about the tragedy at Marikana, ‘Miners Shot Down’. This screening will be followed by a panel discussion. ‘Miners Shot Down’ weaves together the central point-of-view of three strike leaders, with compelling police footage, television archive archive and interviews with lawyers representing the miners in the ensuing commission of inquiry into the massacre. What emerges is a tragedy that arises out of the deep fault lines in South Africa’s nascent democracy, of enduring poverty and a twenty year old, unfulfilled promise of a better life for all. Read more

Start: 23 Apr ’14 5:30 pm
End: 23 Apr ’14 8:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

30 Apr ’14

Great Texts – Edgar Pieterse

Renowned urbanist and academic, Professor Edgar Pieterse, will discuss Africa’s urban revolution as part of GIPCA’s Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series. Africa’s urban revolution is at the epicentre of the so-called ‘rise of the continent’. Yet, the prospect of a doubling of the urban population in just one generation, the explosion of a youthful demographic confronted with the absence of decent work and omnipresent consumer cultures, represent spectres beyond serious political or policy contemplation. Read more

Start: 30 Apr ’14 5:30 pm
End: 30 Apr ’14 6:30 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 480 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001
Cost: Free
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