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26 April 2016

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Punk Historian Mark Perry In Conversation At ICA London

The ICA London presents Mark Perry in conversation with designer, artist and punk historian, Toby Mott, discussing punk publications and Sniffin’ Glue, a monthly punk zine started by Perry in July 1976. Publication ceased in August 1977 when Perry found his energies absorbed by his new band, Alternative TV. In addition, during the conversation Mark Perry performs a short […]

25 April 2016

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Brian Eno Lightbox Works Explore Light And Time Manipulation

The British artist, musician and composer Brian Eno has annnounced a new exhibition of lightbox works (Brian Eno: Light Music, Paul Stolper, London, 29 April – 28 May) The exhibition explores the themes that inform and inspire Eno’s particular vision of light and time manipulation. The new exhibition comprises an installation of six light pieces which seamlessly phase through an […]

18 April 2016

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Guan Xiao: Presents Flattened Metal At London’s ICA Through K11 Art Foundation

The K11 Art Foundation (KAF) is pleased to announce its second collaboration with the ICA, London: Flattened Metal, the first solo institutional exhibition of emerging Chinese artist Guan Xiao in the UK, which runs from 20 April – 19 June 2016.  Working mainly in sculpture and video, Chinese artist Guan Xiao (b.1983) explores how ways of seeing are now influenced […]

6 April 2016

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Art Night New Contemporary Arts Festival Will Transform London

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one unforgettable night on 2 July 2016. From a luxury flat on the Strand to a disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of buildings and public spaces across Westminster will form the stage for a series of large-scale art installations and […]

30 November 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Paul Carter Robinson Talks To Independent Curator Fatos Ustek

Fatos Ustek is an independent curator and writer based in London. She is currently working on the final few weeks of the ambitious Art Fund sponsored fig-2 project at London’s ICA. fig-2 is a visual arts programme of 50 weeks composed of 50 projects which have been mounted in the ICA Studio. The series began […]

20 November 2015

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Fig-2 The Ground-breaking Exhibition Programme Goes Crowdfunding

fig-2, the ambitious exhibition programme curated by Fatos Ustek, which is presenting 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks at the ICA Studio in London, is launching a special campaign on the Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform ‘Art Happens’ on Friday 20 November 2015. It aims to raise £15,000 to create a special publication to record the project. The campaign will run […]

17 November 2015

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ICA Celebrate Their 70th Anniversary With Programme Of Multidisciplinary Experimentation

The ICA have announced their artistic programme for 2016, its 70th anniversary year, which highlights the importance of the arts in experimenting with new ways of thinking, making and inhabiting a rapidly changing world. Reflecting the ICA’s original mission to encompass a range of art forms including art, performance, music and film and respond to the most pressing concerns of today, the 2016 […]

12 November 2015

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries Returns To The ICA For Its Sixth Year

London’s ICA will welcome back Bloomberg New Contemporaries to its Mall galleries for the 6th year running. Selectors Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood- Paddock and Simon Starling have chosen works by 37 of the most outstanding artists emerging from UK art schools from a record number of applicants. Previous New Contemporaries include Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike […]

27 July 2015

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Anna Barham Creates Virtual Chinese Whispers Game At The ICA

The Multi-media artist Anna Barham will encourage visitors at the ICA Studio to participate in an elaborate game of Chinese Whispers. The week-long show is part of the dynamic exhibitions programme fig-2, which presents 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks for the duration of 2015. Using a speech-to-text programme, individuals will be invited to read from a piece of […]

28 March 2015

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Hans Haacke Proposes Tate For Gift Horse Beyond The Fourth Plinth

In the second and final part of our featured discussion between Hans Haacke and Jon Bird at the ICA, we conclude that Mr Haacke’s work crosses boundaries of Conceptual, Minimal, Pop and site specific Land Art. His latest work unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square titled,  ‘Gift Horse’ is no exception to the artist’s reputation […]

19 February 2015

Dor Guez: The Sick Man of Europe – ICA London – Lost To A Moment On The Road

The ICA presents the first UK ‘institutional’ solo exhibition of Dor Guez, an artist of Christian Palestinian and Jewish Tunisian descent, living in Jaffa. The artist’s practice questions contemporary art’s role in narrating unwritten histories. Entitled ‘The Painter’ this new installation is the first of five from a new body of work, ‘The Sick Man […]

5 February 2015

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Some Curators Think They Are More Important Than The Art Itself

Why put on an exhibition? What’s the point? The term curator comes from the Latin ‘curare’, “to look after”, simply meaning to care

10 January 2015

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Post Punk: Clash’s Paul Simonon Exhibits New Paintings At The ICA

Paul Simonon the former bassist of London’s most important Punk band is presenting an exhibition of his paintings at the ICA. ‘Wot no Bike’ is a series of new works by this seminal musician, artist and biker. The oils on canvas, depicts his own personal effects that include biker paraphernalia such as jackets, boots, helmets, […]

28 November 2014

Bloomberg New Contemporaries – A kaleidoscope Of Style At The ICA

The alumni of New Contemporaries, the annual emerging graduate-artist prize, are an esteemed group – Tacita Dean, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Ed Atkins, and Laure Prouvost to name a handful – and it’s almost certain that a number of 2014’s vintage of 55 selected graduates will go on to great things. But this year, one […]

24 November 2014

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 Opens At ICA London

From today the ICA will be presenting the ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ – welcoming back the exhibition of fresh talent to its galleries for the fifth year running. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools; […]

1 June 2014

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ICA Off Site Programme Returns To The Old Selfridges Hotel

The ICA Off-Site is returning to The Old Selfridges Hotel this autumn for a week-long programme (14 – 18 September) of live performance. Coinciding with Frieze Art Fair, the ICA will curate a programme encompassing the full range of ICA’s activities, including performance, music, art, dance and discussion. Confirmed participants include New York-based artistKorakrit Arunanondchai, […]

20 January 2014

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ICA Returns To Its Roots As Membership Organisation With £1 Day Memberships

The ICA will begin charging an admissions/members fee from 12 February, as it returns to its roots as a membership organisation. The re-introduction of Day Membership set at £1 is expected to generate much needed cash and could raise up to a quarter of a million pounds for the gallery and projects. The membership builds […]

13 September 2013

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Post Punk To Present Culture Explored In New ICA Exhibition

The ICA London is presenting a major new project at The Old Selfridges Hotel in London as part of a series of off-site events. It is all about tracing a creative thread through London’s recent cultural history. The exhibition allows you to take an immersive Journey into Subculture from the 1980s to Now. It illustrates […]

24 June 2013

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Tom of Finland: Crossing Over To The Realm Of Fine Art

I first came across the work of Tom of Finland at the Homotopia exhibition titled, “Fellow Travellers,” at Novas Contemporary Urban centre, Liverpool, in 2008. At the time, I was writing reviews for local events. As a person who appreciates and respects artists and art and their working process, my initial reaction was its familiarity […]

21 June 2013

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Artist Oscar Murillo Helps ICA Raise Over £100,000

Last night London-based Colombian artist Oscar Murillo helped the ICA to raise over £100,000 at its annual fundraising event, Intercourse 3. Highlights of the event  included the sale of one-off artist-led experiences such as an evening with Gilbert & George and a musical soiree with the artist Raqib Shaw. The event also gave ICA supporters […]

17 December 2012

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British Artists Back 2013 Peace One Day’s Global Truce campaign

Peace One Day’s 2013 art project is Building on the success of last years endeavour by involving some of the most celebrated names in British contemporary art. The founder of Peace One Day, Jeremy Gilley has announced that Peace One Day’s 2013 art project will be led by North American artists under the curatorial watch […]

29 November 2012

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Inescapable Sense Of Sameness ICA – Review

For many aspiring artists who are lucky enough to crack the proverbial nod, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries represents their first step up the ladder of the art world.  With funding from the Arts Council England and the National Lottery, the organisation assists new art school graduates at the beginning of their careers by introducing them […]

29 November 2012

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ICA Exhibits Maquettes In Fourth Plinth Contemporary Monument Exhibition

The ICA have compiled an exhibition of scaled Maquettes celebrating the Fourth Plinth commission. Since 1999, the ‘empty’ Northwest plinth in Trafalgar Square, London has been home to some of the world’s most unusual contemporary art. This show brings together a wide range of historical material including a display of commissioned maquettes made by some […]

20 September 2012

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Bjarne Melgaard New ICA Exhibition A House To Die In

The New York based Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard’s first solo exhibition in the UK titled, A House to Die In opens at the ICA in London’s Mall next week. The Lower and Upper Galleries feature two of his collaborative projects, which investigate the dynamics of creative and collaborative relationships. The architectural facade in the Lower […]

31 August 2012

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Turner Prize Nominee Luke Fowler ICA Artist In Residence

The ICA’s most recent artist in residence, 2012 Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler, presents his project Notes within Vibrations (Spatial Response to the ICA Archive) as the culmination of his work with the gallery. The audio-visual piece, created specifically in response to Fowler’s residency at the ICA, will consist of new work generated from his […]