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 […]

22 October 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Bruce McLean In Conversation At The ICA Studio

In the 42nd week of Fig-2 at the ICA Studio, Artlyst visited the latest exhibition by Scottish artist Bruce McLean, currently inhabiting the premises, engaging in a continuous interview with himself throughout the week. Artlyst thought we would join in, and interview the artist as well! Artlyst Editor Paul Carter Robinson discusses how McLean revisits […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 38 – 21-27 September – Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame (by AJ Dehany)

Week 38 – 21-27 September – Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame It is not emptying your mind. The instructor explains to the class, Meditation has got nothing to do with blanking your mind. My favourite quote on yoga is “If you want your mind to go blank, get your best friend to give you a healthy […]

21 October 2015

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Fig-2 Week 25 – Cecilia Bengolea, Celia Hempton and Prem Sahib (by AJ Dehany)

Part 4: The Part About Me, Me, Me Nell mezzo del cammin di nostra vita… This here is the twenty-fifth piece I’ve posted about a week at Fig-2, the curatorial ultramarathon that’s putting on a new art show at the ICA every single week for fifty weeks and which I am in my own special way documenting on wordpress, aiming to do […]

20 October 2015

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Fig-2: Bruce McLean Opens At The ICA Studio

In the 42nd week of Fig-2 at the ICA Studio, Bruce McLean inhabits the premises, engaging in a continuous interview with himself throughout the week. Revisiting his keynote lecture at Frieze Art Fair last year, McLean will produce a film to document the dialogue, which will be perfected and re-shot through several takes and repetitions, […]

16 September 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Fig-2 Curator Fatos Ustek Discusses Artist Melanie Manchot

Fatos Ustek, Art Fund Curator at fig-2, has spoken to Artlyst about the latest installation as part of fig-2’s structure of fifty successive exhibitions realised on a weekly basis operating as a catalyst to manifest the aesthetic and critical currency of our times. In this instance focusing on artist Melanie Manchot. fig-2 is a revival […]

4 June 2015

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Fig2 – Week 17 – 27 April-3 May – Charlotte Moth – The Story of a Different Thought (by AJ Dehany)

Week 17 – Charlotte Moth – 27 April-3 May – The Story of a Different Thought Fig2 – Week 17 – 27 April-3 May – Charlotte Moth – The Story of a Different Thought (by AJ Dehany) When Max Ernst was six years old his beloved pink cockatoo Hornebom died on the same day that his […]

13 March 2015

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Fig-2 Week 8 – Edmund Cook – 23 February-1 March – ‘Enumerators’ (by AJ Dehany)

Week 8 – Edmund Cook – 23 February-1 March – ‘Enumerators’ “The Lumière Brothers were a hundred and twenty years ago! Come on lads, step up..” My companion was not impressed. For Week 8 of fig-2 we’d watched Edmund Cook record a live soundtrack to his short film ‘Enumerators’ in which there is a fictional technology to record people’s thoughts in public space, […]

13 March 2015

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Fig-2 Week 6 – Young In Hong – February 9-15 – ‘In Her Dream’ (by AJ Dehany)

On a dark evening, Ann (26, a night worker), Una (22, a jobseeker and a single mum), Jin (31, job unknown) and Elvire (26, a migrant worker, nanny) are having a dinner party. It is not clear whether this is a dream or a real setting. As the party progresses, Ann, Una and Elvire become […]

13 March 2015

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Fig-2 Week 5 – Rebecca Birch – February 2-9 – Lichen Hunting on the West Coast (2015) (by AJ Dehany)

In the Hebrides, lichen was used for dyeing tweed. Reindeer moss, old man’s beard, grew scarlet-tipped in heathland. Yellow Candles and Coral Crust grew among the heather.  To full the cloth and remove the oil, before ammonia came to be used the tweed was soaked in piss.  To shrink the tweed, men in Nova Scotia, and women in the Hebrides, rhythmically […]