A multi-disciplinary public art festival with the City of Cape Town as its backdrop, Infecting the City will again engage the communal spaces of the central business district between the 5 and 8 April 2017.  

A collaboration between the Africa Centre and the Institute of Creative Arts, the 10th iteration of ITC is firmly focused on making Cape Town a more public city by providing a platform for a broad spectrum of artist and art forms to have a voice in what matters in this moment.

Co-curators Khanyisile Mbongwa and Leila Anderson envision an exciting 4-day programme including day and evening events and a workshop series.  Working with the question of reparations, power and privilege and how these notions speak to our collective rights, the artworks of ITC 2017 occupy city space and ignite expressions of freedom.

Route 1 | Wednesday 5 April and Friday 7 April 2017

First artwork: Company’s Gardens, Indoni Dance, Arts and Leadership Academy’s Ikhaya, 12:30

Last artwork: Grand Parade, Mandla Mlangeni’s Born to be Black, estimated 14:30

Route 2 | Thursday 7 April and Saturday 8 April 2017

First artwork:  St Georges Mall & Waterkant Street, Darkroom Contemporary’s We, the transposed, 12:30 (Thursday) and 10:00 (Saturday)

Last artwork: Open House on Long Street, Aphiwe Mpahleni’s Ingcibi, estimated 15:30 (Thursday) and estimated 1:15 (Saturday)

ITC@Night | Wednesday 5 April and Friday 7 April 2017 | Artscape Arena and Piazza | 19:00-21:00

An evening featuring pop up performances by Mandla Mlangeni, Allison-Claire Hoskins, Zaituna Kala, Lebohang Kganya, Reza Khota and special performances of CORPS by Gaby Saranouffi and Moeketsi Koena.


Enkidu Khaled (Iraq/Belgium), Tamryn Pelser (South Africa) and Joan Català Carrasco (Spain) will share their unique artistic practices, while SERIES/FRIENDS invites participants to their soft space.  Find out more here.

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