As part of the exhibition, visitors will be invited to change to world. Whomever wears The Magic Ring bestows power with which to change the world; what would you do with your thirty seconds of world power?
Artist Christopher Williams and guests explore the themes of architecture, printed matter, photography and pedagogy. Led by Curator Mark Godfrey with guest speakers.
Inge discusses the work featured in her exhibition and the processes involved in creating it.
Oliver Laric, who will feature in an upcoming exhibition at the ACF London will present his work at the ICA in a special screening and Q&A. Oliver Laric attempts to overhaul the preconceived formulas of video and sculpture, blurring the space between the original art forms and his reimaginings. Laric’s work contains a multiplicity of […]
For love or money? Discussion Panellists include: Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy of Arts; Hannah Barry, Director of the Hannah Barry Gallery and Robert Upstone, Director of the Fine Art Society. Paul Durand-Ruel played a crucial role in the rise of Impressionism. He discovered and guided the careers of many […]
Introduction to ‘Inventing Impressionism’ Sainsbury Wing “Without him,” said Monet “we wouldn’t have survived.” So universally popular are the Impressionists today, it’s hard to imagine a time when they weren’t. But in the early 1870s they struggled to be accepted. Shunned by the art establishment, they were even lambasted as ‘lunatics’ by one critic. One […]
Coinciding with The First Humans exhibition, this talk invites two speakers of differing occupations to discuss The Value of Looking Back. Continuing from a conversation that took place on the opening night of the exhibition the two guest speakers will pose questions to each other around the subject. The event will conclude with the opportunity […]
A unique opportunity to join writer Adam Thirlwell and artist Mark Wallingeras they select and discuss their favourite works from Drawing Biennial 2015. Adam Thirlwell, born in 1978, grew up in north London and read English at Oxford. His first novel, Politics (2003), was followed by The Escape (2009) and an avant-garde novella, Kapow! (2012), […]
In Conversation: Sikander Pervez Saturday 28 March 2015, 3pm – 4pm, The New Art Gallery Walsall. Floor 4. FREE. Join the artist and Deborah Robinson, Head of Exhibitions, for an informal tour of the exhibition. Book your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibition: Sikander Pervez 30 January – […]
Biographer Adrian Clark and writer Charlie Porter discuss the life and work of philanthropist, collector and ICA founder Peter Watson (1908-1956). This marks both the publication of Queer Saint: The Cultured Life of Peter Watson (John Blake, 2015), co-authored by Adrian Clark and Jeremy Dronfield, and ICA Fox Reading Room exhibition FB55, an archival display […]
Thirty years after the ICA’s 1984/85 Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition, the artist’s only UK solo presentation, art historian and senior Jungian analyst Irene Cioffi Whitfield presents a lecture on the psychological life and work of this artist. This is given in partnership with the Guild of Analytical Psychologists.
A fantastic opportunity to hear about the work of Ed Atkins in the artist’s own words.It’s a particular privilege to have Atkins speak at the Contemporary Art Society at such a pivotal time in his artistic career with his solo exhibition Recent Ouija currently on show at The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
In this evening lecture, artist Marlene Dumas talks about her current retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, The Image as Burden. The title of the exhibition is taken from her a small 1993 painting depicting one figure carrying another. As with many of Dumas’s works, her choice of title deeply affects our interpretation of the work.
In the fast changing and increasingly interdisciplinary environment of the contemporary art world, what does it mean to be an artist today?To accompany the recently published AKADEMIE X: Lessons in Art and Life (Phaidon Press), this one-day public programme explores and reveals some of the mysteries behind the life and creative processes of being and becoming a professional artist. […]
Performative lecture by Polly Gould followed by discussion with Steven Crossan, Founder of Google Cultural Institute, Dr. Peg Rawes, Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and Dr. Rebecca Kilner, Professor of Evolutionary Biology at Cambridge University.
Artists in Drawing Biennial 2015 have been selected by Drawing Room directors Mary Doyle, Kate Macfarlane and Katharine Stout. Join them on our late night last Friday of the month for an informal tour of the exhibition as they discuss key trends and ideas within the selection.
Next up in our Artist Talk Series 2015 we’ll be welcoming Oscar Eaton back to the studio. Oscar completed a residency at East London Printmakers at the end of last year. During his residency at ELP, Oscar Eaton produced a series of zinc plate etchings focusing on the heroic age of exploration at the turn […]
Alice Butler, Jerwood Visual Arts’ Writer in Residence, will lead a Gallery Tour of the ‘What Will They See of Me?’ exhibition. Alice Butler is a writer and editor based in London. Her writing has been published in a wide range of publications including frieze, Cabinet and E.R.O.S Journal, and she contributed the catalogue essay to the first phase of the What […]
E. Keats Webb has been imaging objects from the Freud Museum collection in February and March 2015 as a case study to provide insight into the condition, materials, and manufacture of the collection as well as gaining an understanding of infrared and 3D imaging of three-dimensional objects. Carol Seigel, Director of the Freud Museum, remarks, “Many […]
Cinematic representations of the unconscious Six-week evening course At one time, conscious will alone was accepted as the mind’s primary motivating agency, but Sigmund Freud was a game changer: he developed and popularized the mysterious concept of the unconscious (a repository of repressed memories, obscure fears and forbidden desires) as the source of human behaviour, […]
In this short illustrated talk Chris Moock will discuss some of the “famous artists” whose names are linked to Heatherley’s and consider their relationship to the school. Visual evidence presented here will include some of the newly digitalised archival photographs, currently on show in the Archive Display.
‘The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution’ Shulamith Firestone Susie Orbach in conversation with Rachel Holmes Join us for an evening marking the publication of a new edition of Shulamith Firestone’s groundbreaking work ‘The Dialectic of Sex’, (Verso, April 2015). This work by a then unknown 25 year old had an extraordinary impact […]
Yinka Shonibare MBE reflects on his work and talks about his studio project space, Guest Projects in an artist talk at Victoria and Albert Museum, London. In this talk, the artist will discuss the different ways in which he works, from his early paintings in the 1990s to his use of costume, photography and performance […]
Strangelove: moving image festival presents Mindfulness Through Animation Symposium. Can drawn animation be combined with mindful meditation to help develop focus and concentration skills in arts and design students? Is repetitive mark-making a mindful activity? This seminar combines presentations reporting on the use of mindfulness in Higher Education with an experiential workshop on the mindfulness of drawing by artist, […]
Strangelove: moving image festival presents an evening with Mark Lewis. Mark Lewis will present and discuss his recent film projects made in São Paulo and Paris respectively and exhibited at the 31st São Paulo Biennial 2014, and currently in solo exhibitions at the Musee du Louvre and the Contemporary Art Centre Le Bal, Paris. Lewis’ recent work combines […]