Great Texts – Zanele Muholi

As part of its Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA) presents internationally acclaimed photographer and visual activist, Zanele Muholi. Muholi will present photographs from her latest series Somnyama Ngonyama followed by the Faces and Phases series (2006-2014). Faces … Read more

Save the Date – 3rd Space Symposium

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA, formerly GIPCA) is proud to present the 3rd Space Symposium, Decolonisation and the Creative Arts, to be held from 13 -14 May at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus. The 3rd Space Symposium … Read more

Medical Humanities – Steve Reid & Susan Levine

Professor of Primary Health Care, Steve Reid and Associate Professor of anthropology, Susan Levine present Social Justice and the Medical Humanities: the Health of Marginalized People. This address poses a number of challenges to the medical humanities, such as a … Read more

Medical Humanities – Sean Baumann & Finuala Dowling

Madness in Song; Dementia in Poetry is the topic of psychiatrist, Sean Baumann and poet, Finuala Dowling’s presentation on Thursday 5 May. Sean Baumann presents and comments on excerpts from his opera, Madness – a multi-media work which tracks the descent … Read more

Medical Humanities – Lester Davids, Shose Kessi & Berni Searle

Molecular cell biologist Lester Davids, psychology lecturer Shose Kessi, and artist Berni Searle come together to discuss Skin Lightening and the Politics of Beauty. Human skin, the largest organ of the body, remains both biologically and socially intriguing. Being the … Read more

Medical Humanities – Sara Matchett, Mdu Kweyama & Philani Sikhakhane

Drama lecturer and theatre-maker Sara Matchett, director and performer, Mdu Kweyama and Masters anthropology student, Philani Sikhakhane present Theatre Arts, Precarity and Youth Health. Kweyama considers how bringing dance into theatrical performance helps audiences to experience the messages and themes of a play more … Read more

Medical Humanities – Carla Tsampiras

Senior Lecturer in UCT’s Primary Health Care Directorate, Carla Tsampiras, addresses Time-Travelling Through an Epidemic: HIV, History and the Here and Now in the first lecture of the Medical Humanities series, presented by the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and … Read more

Live Art Festival and Symposium – Call for proposals

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) invites proposals for artworks and papers for GIPCA’s Live Art Festival & Symposium, end of November/beginning December 2016. Live Art is a broad term that has come to encompass performance art, … Read more

Infecting The City Sessions

The Africa Centre, in collaboration with the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), launches the Infecting the City (ITC) Sessions. Cutting edge dance, performance and visual art will be presented over four Sessions that will take place in the Cape Town … Read more

GIPCA Fellowships – Proposal deadline extended

GIPCA is pleased to announce several Fellowships available for 2016. As it has come to our attention that the initial call was not received widely enough, the deadline for proposals has been extended. Fellowships are open to artists and academics interested … Read more

The Third Space Symposium – Proposal deadline extended

GIPCA is extending the deadline for submitting proposals for THE THIRD SPACE SYMPOSIUM as it has come to our attention that the initial call was not received widely enough. THE THIRD SPACE SYMPOSIUM is an interdisciplinary event that will explore ideas … Read more

ICA Launch

GIPCA was launched in December 2008 with a generous fixed-period grant from the Donald Gordon Foundation. The Institute will now continue its work as a result of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The new Institute will be … Read more