The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) launches its 2018 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series in April, with a line-up that features acclaimed and award-winning writers, artists, academics and musicians. The theme underpinning this Great Texts series is drawn from Achille Mbembe’s foreword to Fiona Forde’s An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema & the ‘New’ ANC in which he writes: ‘[South Africa] is still caught … between things that are no longer and things that are not yet.’ The talks comprising the series will explore South Africa’s state of in-betweenness, as evoked in Mbembe’s words, from the vantage point of things unfinished, things unwritten – an exploration of mutability as opposed to certainty from academic, historical, poetic, musical, artistic and literary points of view. The series, then, is also an investigation of becoming, and how we might become differently.
The launch of the Live Art Network Africa (LANA) is scheduled to take place from 17 – 20 February 2018 at the University of Cape Town’s Hiddingh Campus. The three days of LANA will be divided into a symposium comprising conference sessions, open to the public, where local and international speakers will present papers, as well as networking sessions where invited delegates will discuss the vision for the Network, and how this can be taken forward. The symposium is open to all but the networking sessions are by invitation only. The programme can be downloaded in the full story.
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) invites applications for two curatorial fellowships in live art. The curatorial fellowship entails research, dialogue with artists, exploring funding possibilities, an exploration of installation spaces and the acquisition of works leading towards staging a series of live art events in and around the city.
In existence since 2012, the Institute for Creative Arts’ (ICA) Live Art Festival will to take place again from 30 August to 16 September 2018. Artthrob called the 2017 Festival “a refreshing approach to the local art scene – showcasing 34 sophisticated and political works free of charge.” While Elle described it as one that “establishes itself as pioneer in the region, blurring the fields of fine art, dance, theatre, music and literature to form a unique platform for cutting-edge interdisciplinary art.”