Jay Pather

Jay Pather is Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town, Director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) and Artistic Director of Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. Recent publications include articles in New Territories: Theatre, Drama, and Performance in Post-apartheid South Africa edited by Marc Meaufort; Changing Metropolis ll edited by Marie Polli; Rogue Urbanism edited by Edgar Pieterse and Abdul Malik Simone and Performing Cities edited by Nicholas Whybrow. Recent art works include: Body of Evidence in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Den Haag, Blind Spot for the Metropolis Biennale, Copenhagen, Qaphela Caesar at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and rite, a re-imagining of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps. Jay is curator for the Infecting the City Public Art Festivals and The GIPCA Live Art Festivals, and serves on the Board of the National Arts Festival of South Africa. He was recently appointed as curator for the Afrovibes Festival in Amsterdam and as juror for the International Award for Public Art.

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Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town 2019

This November, ICI will organize the Curatorial Intensive in Cape Town, South Africa in collaboration with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town. The program will coincide with Infecting the City, the longest running public arts festival in the country, curated by Jay Pather.

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Curator’s Perspective: Jay Pather

As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Jay Pather, Director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), will speak about curating performance and live art in public space.

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Curatorial Intensive in Accra

This April, ICI organizes the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Accra, Ghana, in collaboration with Foundation for Contemporary Art–Ghana (FCA).

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Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans

ICI returns to New Orleans this March for the second Curatorial Intensive with the CAC New Orleans and Prospect New Orleans.

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