Upcoming Events

18 Sep ’16

Fellowship Presentations – 5 Thoughts

ICA is pleased to announce 5 THOUGHTS, an afternoon programme of dynamic and interactive fellow presentations. Awarded to creative thinkers and doers in diverse disciplines, ICA fellowships encourage collaborative dialogue around issues of urbanism, community, historical legacy and the postcolonial imaginary. Fellows are encouraged to test boundaries, engage with new publics, and to explore the critical potentialities of live art. Read more

Start: 18 Sep ’16 4:00 pm
End: 18 Sep ’16 7:00 pm
Venue: 2nd floor Hiddingh Hall
Phone: + 27 21 650 7156
Address:
31-37 Orange street, Gardens, Cape Town , Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

23 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Imraan Coovadia

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents award-winning novelist, Imraan Coovadia. Coovadia will present ‘Nelson Mandela and the Arts’ in which he asks: What do politicians learn from the arts? What do they see reflected in the novel? Why was Nelson Mandela interested in the novel and how did he show himself in his choice of stage roles? What is the nature of Mandela’s famous high-mindedness and grace and how do we understand his identification with Tolstoy’s character Kutuzov from War and Peace? Read more

Start: 23 Aug ’16 5:00 pm
End: 23 Aug ’16 7:00 pm
Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

22 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Nelson Maldonado-Torres

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents Rutgers University academic, Nelson Maldonado-Torres. Maldonado-Torres will present Ten Theses on Coloniality and Decoloniality in which he explores colonization and decolonization; coloniality and decoloniality – key terms in movements that challenge the predominant racial, sexist, homo and trans-phobic liberal and neoliberal politics of today. These ten theses aim to provide a basic conceptual infrastructure for addressing coloniality and decoloniality beyond historicist reductionisms. Read more

Start: 22 Aug ’16 5:00 pm
End: 22 Aug ’16 7:00 pm
Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

20 Aug ’16

Great Texts – MAMAZA

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents ‘Eifo Efi’ – a performance by Ioannis Mandafounis & Fabrice Mazliah of the choreographic collective, MAMAZA. In ‘Eifo Efi’, Mandafounis & Mazliah offer their understanding of two persons, as the “more than” of what two people can be. The performers fill the space with versions and echoes of themselves. While only two bodies appear, reflective elements and diverting strategies enhance the visual to stimulate the sensory, making the “just two” reveal the presence of others. Read more

Start: 20 Aug ’16 5:30 pm
End: 20 Aug ’16 8:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

18 Aug ’16

Seminar – Knowledge Futures

The Institute for Creative Arts, the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, and the University of California Humanities Research Institute present a public seminar entitled, Knowledge Futures and the Twenty First Century University. The Seminar will focus on the contemporary challenges to the university from two interrelated sets of forces: from technological innovations, political contestations, epistemological challenges and new knowledge assemblages; and from the increasing incapacity of traditional knowledge institutions to respond effectively to new learning environments and publics. Read more

Start: 18 Aug ’16 9:45 am
End: 18 Aug ’16 5:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

16 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Grace A. Musila

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents Stellenbosch University academic, Grace A. Musila. Musila will present ‘A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour: Kenya, Britain and the Julie Ward Murder’. Based on Musila’s book of the same title, this lecture explores readings of and inscriptions on Julie Ward’s life and death as important windows into British and Kenyan imaginaries on a wide range of issues – including race relations in postcolonial Africa; perceptions of female sexual moralities; the workings of state power and transnational capital, among other issues Read more

Start: 16 Aug ’16 5:00 pm
End: 16 Aug ’16 7:00 pm
Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

11 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Jyoti Mistry & Jacki McInnes

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA) presents curators Jyoti Mistry & Jacki McInnes. The curators will reflect on the conceptual undertaking of the exhibition ‘When Tomorrow Comes’ that provides interpretations of the apocalypse, the end of times and its visual expressions. While the exhibition includes some international artists, it focuses particularly on what an ‘Armageddon’ might mean in a South African context. Read more

Start: 11 Aug ’16 5:00 pm
End: 11 Aug ’16 7:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

4 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Robert Bernasconi

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents Pennsylvania State University professor, Robert Bernasconi. Bernasconi will present ‘Why Do We Think About Racism As We Do?’ – a critical examination of the dominant approach to racism since the 1950 UNESCO Statement on Race. By returning to the work of Fanon, Biko, and Sartre, Bernasconi outlines an alternative approach. Read more

Start: 4 Aug ’16 5:00 pm
End: 4 Aug ’16 7:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

2 Aug ’16

Great Texts – Sindiwe Magona

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the ICA presents legendary South African author, Sindiwe Magona. Magona will present ‘The Writer and Her Times’, in which she asks: Who is the writer and what is she to the nation? What determines the writer’s themes? What is the role of her community, and her role in that community? What is her role in the life of the nation? Sindiwe Magona is a prolific writer, poet, dramatist, storyteller, actress and motivational speaker. Read more

Start: 2 Aug ’16 5:00 pm
End: 2 Aug ’16 7:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free

23 Jul ’16

Music in the City – Madosini

Any Given Sunday, in association with Straight No Chaser Jazz Club and the Institute for Creative Arts, hosts the legendary Madosini in a concert that offers the public an exceptional opportunity to experience musical treasures from ancient pasts. This Music in the City Concert, ‘Bow Conversations’, takes place on Saturday 23 July at Hiddingh Hall. The “queen of indigenous music”, as she is also known, is a unique access to an indigenous Southern African musical tradition that is all but extinct. Read more

Start: 23 Jul ’16 5:30 pm
End: 23 Jul ’16 8:00 pm
Venue: Hiddingh Hall
Phone: +27 21 650 7156
Address:
UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Cost: Free
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