The fourth instalment of the decolonial conversations series, Black Art & Communities at Heart (BACAH), will be held at the Makukhanye Art Room in Khayelitsha on 04 November 2017, from 3pm to 6pm. Conceptualised and hosted by Mandisi Sindo, a recipient of a National Fellowship from the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), the series aims to explore the of importance black art, black artists and black communities in post-1994 South Africa. The theme for the fourth instalment is “Liberating Black Artists” and will feature writer/director Given Jikwana.
The Institute for Creative Arts will host comprehensive and interdisciplinary Live Art Workshops in Cape Town during November, for the conception, development and execution of live art. The Workshops are aimed at artists of any discipline who have an interest in performance and want to extend their ideas further. They are not restricted to performers, directors and choreographers. Visual artists, architects, urban planners, designers and musicians are all encouraged to apply. Established artists in a single discipline wanting to move out of this are particularly encouraged to apply.
As part of its October 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series focusing on art, institutions, collections and curation, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly presents artist, curator and art historian Thembinkosi Goniwe as he presents Art and Discontentment in the Time of Decolonising the University.
The third Black Art and Communities at Heart (BACAH) conversation takes place on 23 September, 3-6pm, at the Makukhanye Art Room, Khayelitsha.
As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present psychiatrist Sean Baumann as he presents a film screening (75 min) of the live production of his cantata, Madness: Songs of Hope and Despair, which explores mental illness and psychotic experiences. Madness showed at the Baxter Theatre in 2016 to critical acclaim.
As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present sociologist and educator-performer Amrita Pande as she presents Made in India – a performance lecture exploring the issue of commercial surrogacy and egg donation in India, which is an aesthetic interpretation based on her many years of research in the field. Made In India invites audiences on a journey to Dr Patel’s baby farm in the town of Anand, and follows two surrogate mothers, one client and the owner of the clinic from the ‘ordering‘ of a child to fertilisation, pregnancy and birth.
As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present Director of the ICA, Jay Pather, and playwright Nadia Davids as they present Theatre, Memory and the Post-trauma City in which they discuss their respective critically-acclaimed works Body of Evidence and What Remains, exploring the interwoven themes of history and memorialisation, forms of violence seen and unseen, and the ways in which the body holds and expresses memory.
As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present oncologist and musician Marc Hendricks as he presents a musical performance titled ‘Upright Citizen’ and other stories… in which he performs songs from his recently-released solo album, Upright Citizen, and shares some of the stories from his life, family and work that have inspired his musical journey.
The programme is now available. The two-and-a-half-day event will include keynote speakers Hlonipha Mokoena and Desiree Lewis, respondents Zimitri Erasmus and Lwazi Lushaba, speakers Jyoti Mistry, Zen Mari and David Andrew from Johannesburg and Adam Haupt, Khwezi Mkhize and Mandla Mbothwe (Cape Town). The programme also includes performances by artists Nomcebisi Moyikwa, Rehane Abrahams, Memory Biwa (Namibia) and Robert Machiri (Zimbabwe).
As part of the 2017 Medical Humanities lecture series, the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics, and the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) proudly present photographer Tracey Derrick and mediator and academic Ruth Levin-Vorster as they present: Theatre, Photography, Empathy & Healing – an exploration of narratives of healing and interdisciplinary approaches to wellbeing.
Space, context and subject connect in the second in a series of conversations designed as public events to explore the importance of Black art, Black artists and Black communities in a democratic South Africa. For the conversation on 19 August the participants are community organiser and social justice activist, Chumani Maxwele, and sociologist, blogger and advocate for queer consciousness, Lwando Scott.
Over a period of two days, academics, performers, curators, musicians, choreographers and playwrights – including key role players such as Hlonipha Mokoena, Elelwani Ramugondo, Jyoti Mistry and David Andrew, and artists such as Nomcebisi Moyikwa and Rehane Abrahams – will explore themes concerning the representation of artistic and creative research in museums, art schools and art institutions. Ideas pertaining to history and heritage, language, hybridity, creative economies and curricula will be explored through presentation, discussion and performance.