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Great Texts / Big Questions with Professor Andrew Hennlich
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 09:45

As part of its 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series, the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) presents Assistant Professor of Art History at Western Michigan University, Andrew Hennlich.

Hennlich will present Touched by an Angel: The Camp, History and Messianic Time in Athi-Patra Ruga's “Future White Women of Azania”.

3rd Space Symposium Call Out
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:30

The Institute for Creative Arts’ 3rd Space Symposium is an interdisciplinary event that explores ideas around the imperative to decolonise the university, the role of the creative arts in provoking change, and the dialectic between the settled nature of academic curricula and the spontaneity of transformation.

ICA launches 2017 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series with Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:15

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is honoured to launch its annual Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series with a lecture by the internationally renowned writer and postcolonial theorist Professor Ngugi wa Thiong'o on Friday 3 March at 6pm. The lecture, presented in association with the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS), will take place at the Baxter Concert Hall and will be moderated by Professor Xolela Mangcu.

ICA Live Art Festival Launch Event
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 15:00

Join us for the official launch of the ICA Live Art Festival programme. In anticipation of the festival, which runs from the 10-26 February, ICA Director Jay Pather will introduce the programme on Thursday the 2nd February at 6 Spin Street, Cape Town. 

ICA announces the Live Art Festival program 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 12:30

The Institute for Creative Arts is pleased to announce the program for the ICA Live Art Festival. Opening on Friday, February 10th 2017 and running until Sunday, February 26th, performance dates, times and venues are available for download here. 

While all performances are free, seating is limited and bookings must be made. 

Please note that program details are subject to change.

Nora Chipaumire. Photo by Andrew Boyle
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 14:30

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) launches the highly anticipated international LIVE ART Festival 2017. The third in a series of biennial festivals, LIVE ART 2017 showcases a gathering of some of the most influential artists from across the continent for an explosion of performances set to push the boundaries of audiences and artists alike. With the City of Cape Town as the stage, this dynamic range of public, collaborative and often transgressive performative artworks will disrupt public spaces across the Mother City from 10 to 26 February 2017.

ICA announces the third Live Art Festival
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 21:45

The Live Art Festival is a Cape Town-based biennial event, which blurs the fields of art, dance, theatre, music and literature to form a unique and boundary-pushing platform for interdisciplinary and live art on the continent. With an emphasis on works by African artists and those from the diaspora, the Festival makes possible new and transformative interactions within diverse personal, political, public and architectural spaces.

ICA Fellowship presentations - Felicia Mings & Chandra Frank with Antje Schupp
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 16:15

The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) will be hosting a dynamic, interdisciplinary programme at Hiddingh Campus on Friday, 2nd December. Included in the programme is a presentation by ICA fellow Felicia Mings, a panel discussion hosted by ICA fellow Chandra Frank, and Pink Dollar - a collaborative performance presented by Pro Helvetia artist-in-residence Antje Schupp.

ICA Curatorial Fellowship performance - Chandra Frank
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 16:00

Curated by Chandra Frank, and presented in collaboration with the Iziko South African National Gallery, Repatriation Rhythms is a collaborative performance event in which queer intimacy, touch and the exchange of bodies of thought and text are explored in relation to sound, music and movement.

ICA Live Art Fellowship Workshop & Presentation - Zanele Muholi
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 14:00

ZANELE MUHOLI - Babhekeni / Look at Them. Directing the visual activism for which Muholi is known into a more immersive and perfomative context, Babhekeni / Look at them will take the form a procession and silent vigil, to be held in the Company’s Garden, Cape Town. Inviting participation from the public, the project encourages forms of personal and collective reflection on the social impact and loss brought about by gender-based violence, hate crimes and the systemic outworking of homophobia and rape culture in South Africa.

5 Thoughts
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 10:00

An afternoon programme with ICA fellows: Sihle Hlophe, Genna Gardini, Thalia Laric, Nala Xaba & Alan Parker 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.

DIAGNOSIS - Writing workshops with Genna Gardini
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 16:00

Genna Gardini’s ICA National Fellowship project looks at using poetry to document personal experiences of Multiple Sclerosis and diagnosis by womxn and LGBTQIAP+ South Africans. Gardini will be giving two writing workshops around the theme of ‘Diagnosis’. Gardini, who has Multiple Sclerosis and is a wheelchair user, is interested in facilitating writing about personal experiences of any kind of diagnosis with a group of participants. Those interested should be prepared and willing to safely engage with this theme.