The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is proud to announce that the ICA Live Art Festival 2018 will take place from 1-16 September 2018. This interdisciplinary festival is designed to challenge and extend the public's experience of live art in a non-commercial environment and make accessible the work of visual and performing artists who explore new forms, break boundaries, flout aesthetic conventions, tackle controversy, confront audiences and experiment with perceptions. 

The Festival will feature works by, amongst many others, Nástio Mosquito, Albert Khoza and Robyn Orlin, Mamela Nyamza, Sue Williamson, Toni Stuart, Athi-Patra Ruga, Nelisiwe Xaba, FAKA, Sello Pesa, John Nankin, Ilze Wolff, Theo Herbst and Donna Kukama. The Festival is curated by Jay Pather with co-curators Nomusa Makhubu, Nkule Mabaso and James Macdonald.
The ICA Live Art Festival, which began in 2012, is presented this year on four platforms. The first, entitled Trajectories, will focus on the development of live art, comprising productions that emerge from different lineages. Several African artists connect contemporary live art with classical African tradition, reminding us that the presence of live art on the continent long predates the coinage of the term in the west. Albert Khoza, a powerful and distinguished new voice, teams up with one of the enduring names in performance art, Robyn Orlin, to present And so you see…our honourable blue sky and ever enduring sun…can only be consumed slice by slice.

The Festival will be hosted at the University of Cape Town’s Little Theatre Complex, Iziko National Galleries, and in various spaces in the city centre, such as the Cape Town Station, the Company’s Garden, the Planetarium and the Castle of Good Hope. Programme details will be published soon at