Through next years’ theme, we will spark a conversation and create awareness around the opportunities as well as responsibilities that come with the digital revolution.
# 4th industrial revolution
We live in very exciting times. Where digitalisation, data and algorithms has transformed our lives. Algorithms are said to be the single most important concept in the world today.
As an art organisation, we need to bring light to this very topic within the art sphere. What can we do to ensure that these transformations will have a positive impact on business and society as a whole?
We believe that artists too will need to reflect upon competences the future business activities will require. The acquisition of digital skills has become a prerequisite for artists hoping to remain relevant. Street artists must start morphing their skill set to fit the changing environment. Through next year’s festival we will be incorporating
#Virtual reality (VR)
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GENERATION NEXT: EDUCATE, COLLABORATE, EMPOWER.
Building on the evironmental theme of last year’s festival, ‘Nature Doesn’t Need Us. We Need Nature’, the 2019 theme represents a renewed focus on the future and the responsibility of present and successive generations to create a better world for all.
It is often said that ‘Knowledge is Power.’ In today’s fast paced world, the power of visual media has never been more important in grabbing the attention of people and often times provides a critical point of access to information and reflection.
Solutions to some of the world’s biggest crises lies in proactive engagemet and collaboration among individuals, communities and yes, countries. Our festival by its very nature is underpinned by the spirit of collaboration and creative dialogue.
Small Changes lead to big results! As our festival raises awareness and engenders collaboration, we also look to inspire and empower all those around us. One of our primary goals is to help people recognise the power of their individual agency in improving their communities and our shared environment.
NATURE DOESN'T NEED US
Nature has a way of “getting rid” of those who cannot adapt to its way of being and surely the human race is at stake. It is time to mould our behaviour accordingly.
IPAF believes that a change in the behaviour fundamentally starts in the mind. A small incremental change in the way we think, spurs on an evidential change in our behaviour.
WE NEED NATURE
When it comes to the issues pertaining to Global warming and its effects, caused primarily by the over consumerous nature of us humans, we are all quite aware. This time, it hits home with the current water crisis in Cape Town.
Cape Town and the rest of the world are in dire situations when it comes to the effects of Global warming and failing to care for the planet and its resources. It can be observed through droughts, ever fluctuating weather conditions, food insecurity and so much more.
The threat of the over consumption pertaining to water, and other natural resources are real, and there is no escaping its effects.
EXCITING GRAFFITI, STREET ART AND CONTEMPORARY URBAN ART FESTIVALS ARE BLOSSOMING ALL AROUND THE WORLD - FROM INDIA TO TAHITI, AND FROM PARIS TO SAO PAULO.
Yet despite the incredible local talent pool, Africa does not have a single international event that expresses and showcases the rich history, creativity, skills, diversity and style of our public artists. With our fresh voices, stories, approaches and backgrounds, Africa is fast emerging as the new art vanguard.
Africa is rapidly growing into one of the biggest cultural powerhouses for the arts. A melting pot with diverse influences, from both abroad and at its very roots. It is the new vanguard. Cale Waddacor (Graffiti South Africa)