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GIPCA Programme for May


2011-04-20

Three Great Texts / Big Questions lectures and ‘the names we give’: Events in Art, Culture and Society' is on the bill for GIPCA in May.

All events take place in Hiddingh Hall on UCT’s Hiddingh Campus in Orange Street, Cape Town.

On 5 May at 17:30 three prominent authors, Henrietta Rose-Innes, Rustum Kozain and Gabeba Baderoon, will discuss their favourite literary pages as part of the Great Texts / Big Questions lecture series.

The Great Texts / Big Questions lecture on 12 May at 17:30 will see director of Iziko South African National Gallery Riason Naidoo in a verbal duel with art critic and former editor of Art South Africa Sean O’Toole. ‘Shoot! Image and Text: A discussion on curating, art criticism and maybe football too … ’ will focus on the role of the public museum, curatorship as a form of hegemonic disruption and the inflections of post-apartheid art criticism, with public participation in the exchange welcomed.

On 19 May at 17:30 author and psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikezela will have the Great Texts / Big Questions platform. She served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and has written numerous books, including A Human Being Died That Night that won her the Alan Paton literary Award in 2004.

Over the weekend of 13 – 15 May, GIPCA is hosting ‘the names we give’: Events in Art, Culture and Society, facilitated by Raél Jero Salley. This weekend-long series of events will comprise musical, dramatic and dance performances, public artworks and a groupthink colloquium series. According to Salley, the giving (and taking) of names is essential to social life, politics and history. “This fact presents a need to address both past legacies and present questions for the sake of new futures,” said Salley.

The weekend will include performances by the Mike Rossi Quartet, Khoisan Konnexion, Mwenya Kabwe and Sara Machett. Zayd Minty, Crain Soudien, Carolyn Hamilton, Thembinkosi Goniwe, Ruth Simbao, Kathryn Smith, Ntone Edjabe and Alex Dodd will be amongst the speakers. The full programme will be available on www.gipca.uct.ac.za by the end of April. For more information phone the GIPCA office on 021 480 7156 or email fin-gipca@uct.ac.za.