Restless Infections: Public Art in South Africa

The ICA's forthcoming publication will explore the Infecting the City (ITC) public arts festival produced by the Africa Centre and the ICA – the largest and longest running public arts festival in the country. However, the book will also be broader in scope, analysing works that have ‘infected’, challenged or transformed city spaces in South Africa within and beyond the numerous iterations of ITC. Read more about the vision for the book, as well as the call for submissions. 

Acts of Transgression: Contemporary Live Art in South Africa

In this groundbreaking collection of critical essays edited by Jay Pather and Catherine Boulle, and published by Wits University Press, 15 writers explore the experimental, interdisciplinary and radically transgressive field of contemporary live art in South Africa. Set against a contemporary South African society that is chronologically 'post' apartheid, but one that continues to grapple with material redress, land redistribution and systemic racism, Acts of Transgression finds a representation of the complexity of this moment within the rich potential of a performative art form that transcends disciplinary boundaries and aesthetic conventions. Read more.

Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa

Edited by Cóilín Parsons, Imraan Coovadia and Alexandra Dodd, Relocations brings together a selection of the ICA's seminal Great Texts/Big Questions lectures, presented by world-renowned artists, writers and thinkers, in the form of essays, for the benefit of a wider readership. Read more.