Any Given Sunday by the Cape Town collaborative

Thursday, 19. May 2016

An initiative by Khanabadosh (Mumbai) and Institute for Contemporary Art Research (IFCAR), Zurich University of the Arts

Cape Town
Any Given Sunday
May 15–July 5, 2016

The Cape Town chapter of Draft comprises of select happenings in visual art, performance, music, poetry and video at apposite sites in and around the metropolis that occur as if randomly. This covert approach underscores the central intentions of the series: as a gentle and submerged way of foregrounding notions of visibility and invisibility, of acceptance and rejection, in the highly contested municipal and township spaces.


The interventions reflect on the social, economic and political tensions of the city set against its histories and relevant sites. Questions around hegemony, privilege, identity, subjugation, violation and erasure are highlighted through chance artistic occurrences, processions and ceremonies.


The spontaneous and improvised performances are intended to provoke conversations around structural, institutional and personal prejudices, located within and without the de-colonial and neo-colonial projects.

While the project was originally inspired by the 2015 student led protests and their sense of urgency of the now, the artists–via their socially engaged artistic practice–have contributed to a dynamic and interactive communal undertaking, which constantly shift and alter predetermined schemas.


Participating artists are Burning Museum, Hasan and Husain Essop, Gabrielle Goliath, Gerald Machona, Sethembile Msezane, Zanele Muholi, Koleka Putuma and Buhlebezwe Siwani.

Any Given Sunday is curated by Riason Naidoo, Jay Pather and Richard Pithouse.

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Any Given Sunday is part of Draft, a yearlong project anchored in nine interdisciplinary collaboratives—Beijing, Cairo, Cape Town, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Mumbai, St. Petersburg and Zurich—which collectively consider contemporary art that produces, provokes and contributes to critical public debates.


Photo: Passerby spectators in Khayelitsha watch Buhlebezwe Siwani's performance Qunusa!Buhle on Sunday 15 May, 2016. Photo by Riason Naidoo © 2016