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GIPCA Projects 2014

Artisit'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.

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Start: 07 November 2014

End: 07 November 2014

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

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?”

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Start: 02 October 2014

End: 02 October 2014

Venue: Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School Building

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

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.

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Start: 15 September 2014

End: 15 September 2014

Venue: Michaelis Galleries

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

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.

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Start: 18 September 2014

End: 18 September 2014

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Exhibition - do it

From the absurd to the philosophical, the impossible to the seemingly meaningless, Michaelis Galleries is proud to present do it. Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, do it is an evolving exhibition created from a series of instructions written by artists as diverse as Marina Abramović (USA) and Nicholas Hlobo (South Africa). The artist’s instructions are to be openly interpreted each time they are presented, purposefully providing much scope and potential for change. This emphasis on interpretation allows each do it iteration to be lively and experimental. 

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Start: 02 September 2014

End: 13 September 2014

Venue: Michaelis Galleries

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Film Screening & Discussion - Pre-LIFE 2

Pre-LIFE 2 comprises film screenings and two panel discussions based on two interlinking themes in the Live Art Festival: Femininities and Republic. In Femininities the approaches by live artists as performative peaks in vastly undulating landscape of approaches to the notion of femininity will be considered. Republic considers ideas around nation, nationality, nationhood and authority. These ideas will be discussed by invited speakers as well as some of the artists who are presenting performance art work at the Festival. 

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Start: 21 August 2014

End: 21 August 2014

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Panel Discussion - Pre-LIFE 1

Pre-LIFE 1 comprises visual presentations and a panel discussion around one of the themes in the Live Art Festival: The Periphery as Threshold. Speakers will consider notions of periphery and centre – what these mean as concepts in society and then for artists working outside the gallery system. Does the periphery exist by choice, by design, by force or tacit exclusion? Panelists include Loyiso Mkize, Astrid Gebhardt, Gavin Krastin, Nompumelelo Fofa, Kirsty Cockerill and Jarrett James Erasmus, chaired by Jay Pather.

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Start: 14 August 2014

End: 14 August 2014

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Live Art Festival - Programme Launch

Join us for an audiovisual presentation of the full programme for GIPCA’s 2014 Live Art Festival. The Programme Launch will include a presentation of each work, the structure of the programme as well as a forum for questions to the curators, organisers and some of the artists who will be present. Grab a free booklet and peruse the programme over some light refreshments, with people at hand for clarification.

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Start: 07 August 2014

End: 07 August 2014

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Exhibition - Between Subject and Object

Michaelis Galleries presents Between Subject and Object, a group exhibition exploring the depiction of human remains at the interface of art and science. In the representation of the dead, there seems to be a continuum, or sliding scale, between an emphasis on the subject-ness of the deceased individual and the object-ness of the corpse. The exhibition will highlight this continuum as an analytical tool to explore and deepen discussion regarding the depiction of human remains, drawing out similarities and differences between photographs, illustrations, films, performances and objects of scientific and cultural interest.

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Start: 07 August 2014

End: 07 August 2014

Venue: Michaelis Galleries

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Workshop - Words We Have Learned Since 9/11

Los Angeles-based artist and writer, Clayton Campbell, will be conducting a workshop as part of his on-going participatory photographic project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 at the Michaelis Galleries (Upper Gallery). Campbell’s project establishes an international dialogue about cultural difference and how persons view their future.

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Start: 31 July 2014

End: 31 July 2014

Venue: Michaelis Galleries

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Great Texts / Big Questions - 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.”

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Start: 31 July 2014

End: 31 July 2014

Venue: Michaelis Galleries

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za

Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism

The JWTC is an experiment in global conversation based in the South. Located in Johannesburg, it seeks to be a critical node in the re-territorialising of global intellectual production. The JWTC is a centre for theoretical work that takes seriously a position in the South, while addressing international conversations and problématiques. It takes the labour of theory and criticism to be significant political work that is crucial to the experimentation in social forms. - See more at: http://www.ica.uct.ac.za/ica/news/TheoryAndCriticism2014#sthash.60U1yOkh.dpuf

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Start: 310July 2014

End: 10 July 2014

Venue: Hiddingh Hall

Phone: +27 21 650 7156

Email: ica@uct.ac.za