1 May 2019

Kathy Acker And I – ICA Retrospective – Paul Carter Robinson

I,I,I,I,I,I,I Kathy Acker is a fitting title for this quasi-retrospective exhibition which opened at the ICA on Tuesday night. In fact, it would have been even more spot on to have called the show Me,Me,Me,Me,Me,Me,Me Kathy Acker.

19 May 2016

Martine Syms: Inherited Images, Inherited Identities At ICA London

The ICA London’s Upper Gallery is currently presenting the exhibition ‘Fact & Trouble’ by American artist Martine Syms, exploring the space between lived experience and its representation in everyday life, and contemporary media. The artist presents her latest video series ‘Lessons’ – an ongoing project – which the gallery describes as a long, incomplete poem […]

16 May 2016

Guan Xiao: The Victor’s Privilege – Rewriting History At The ICA London

The ICA London is currently presenting the work of Chinese artist Guan Xiao. The artist employs mainly sculpture and video, exploring the influence of the proliferation of the digital image as the primary form of information exchange. Xiao works with appropriated video clips found on the internet juxtaposed with sculptural elements and installation, exploring ‘ways […]

30 January 2016

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ICA London Celebrates 70 Years Of Cutting Edge Excellence

The 70th Anniversary of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA London) is celebrated to the day today. Edouard Léon Théodore Mesens, Roland Penrose and Herbert Read called the first ever meeting of the ICA at 23 Brook Street on 30 January 1946. Those attending included key figures from the post-war British art world, including ICA patron Peter Watson, experimental film-maker Jacques […]

30 November 2015

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Photo Feature: Bloomberg New Contemporaries At The ICA London

Artlyst attended London’s ICA which is currently presenting Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 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 […]

27 August 2015

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ICA Announce Frieze Week Exhibitions, Performances And Talks

The ICA have announce their programme for London’s Frieze week 2015. They will be active as never before during Frieze Week, the busiest time of the year in London’s art world calendar (12 – 18 October). The ICA will present solo exhibitions by three artists, a curated programme of talks, daily musical performances and host the first official Frieze […]

23 July 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: Eloise Hawser, Lives On Wire ICA London

Artlyst likes to keep its eye on emerging artists in the capital, and with that in mind we attended the first UK solo institutional exhibition, Lives on Wire, by British artist Eloise Hawser. The artist presents a site-specific installation featuring a new kinetic and electromechanical sculpture and a digital video piece, created after Hawser’s investigative […]

16 July 2015

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Isa Genzken: Basic Research Paintings On Display At ICA London

Since the early 1970s, Isa Genzken has developed an extraordinary practice as evidenced through museum shows such as her recent retrospective at MoMA, New York. Increasingly ambitious displays of the artist’s work have tended toward a focus on large-scale sculptures, installations and impressive wall mounted panel works. Lesser known are her paintings. Having experimented with […]

18 June 2015

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Eloise Hawser Helps the ICA Raise Funds With ER Performance

Eloise Hawser helped the ICA raise funds with the performance ‘Er and Other Conductors’ at its annual gala in the heart of The Vinyl Factory Space, Brewer St Car Park. Over 200 guests enjoyed a specially choreographed evening comprising a reception and dinner followed by a fifteen minute performance. For the event, Hawser contributed a selection of electro-mechanical devices, combined with organs, dance, […]

15 May 2015

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Room&Book Art Book Fair To Open At ICA London

The directors of Room&Book are to present the second edition of Room&Book Art Book Fair. Bringing together some of the most exceptional dealers from the UK, USA, Europe and Japan, Room&Book is unique, offering visitors the chance to meet legendary specialists under one roof, and the opportunity to buy important out-of-print and new publications on […]

27 January 2015

Paul Simonon: Wot No Bike – ICA London – Anti-establishment DIY

Paul Simonon the former bassist of The Clash is presenting an exhibition of his paintings at the ICA. The show titled ‘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, […]

5 January 2015

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Laura Eldret To Create First Of Fifty fig-2 Exhibitions At London’s ICA

A ground-breaking project titled fig-2 which presents 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks will be launched tonight at the ICA Studio, London in association with the Outset Contemporary Art Fund. The Art Fund Curator for fig-2 is Fatos Ustek. Ustek acted as associate curator for the 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea and as editor of the […]

18 November 2014

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ICA London Announces Highlights For Their Ambitious 2015 Programme

The ICA has announced highlights for their 2015 programme. As one of the UK’s key cultural organisation responding to contemporary concerns, they will present a series of solo exhibitions by emerging international and British artists, curated exhibitions and ambitious events that focus on our relationship to mass digital culture, alongside an experimental and independent Cinema […]

8 April 2014

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The Artists Scrapbook Explored In New ICA London Exhibition

The ICA in London explores the medium of a scrapbook in a new exhibition. The scrapbook has been used as a storehouse for memories, to preserve a lock of hair, a sentimental piece of correspondence, a magazine clipping, or a beloved snapshot. Finding a historical precedent in the 17th-century commonplace book, in which bits of […]

9 December 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: A Duchampian Nod With A Dash Of Infantile Rebellion

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA, London, is the oldest of the graduate survey exhibitions having been originally founded in 1949, and is considered an authoritative view of emerging talent, with a wealth of established artists having participated; from Hockney to Kapoor. The ICA is showcasing 46 artists in the exhibition for the fourth […]

21 November 2013

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 Prepares To Launch At ICA London

The ICA is preparing to launch this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries, with 46 artists chosen to participate. Following a successful edition last year which saw over 42,000 visitors come through the door, the exhibition now in its fourth year at the ICA, is one of the most anticipated shows of the season. This year’s selectors, […]

20 November 2013

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ICA London Announce 2014 Programme To Include Richard Hamilton Installations

The ICA London have announced their 2014 programme. The calendar builds on a hugely successful 2013 when more than 433,000[1] people visited the ICA’s main venue on the Mall, the highest figure in the last 8 years for the ICA, and a further 20,000[2] visited off site projects. The 2014 programme starts with a unique […]

13 October 2013

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Zhang Enli Transforms ICA Theatre With Wall And Floor Paintings

An unique project with Shanghai-based artist Zhang Enli will transform the ICA Theatre with a painting encompassing the floor and walls. Enli’s previous paintings featured seemingly mundane urban objects such as tangled wires, empty cabinets, cargo netting and stacked cardboard boxes. As with the objects he paints, the spaces are empty rooms that show signs […]

22 September 2013

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Andy Warhol Time Capsule Opened Via Live ICA Web Link

The ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) London linked up with The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh on Saturday (21 September) to present a live stream of the opening of Andy Warhol’s time capsule, a project started by the ‘Pop’ artist in 1962.  Warhol completed 612 of them spanning a twenty five year period, until the time […]

20 August 2013

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ICA London Announces Artists For A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s To Now

The ICA have announced the full list of artists and designers taking part in a major new off-site project at The Old Selfridges Hotel in London entitled A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now. Gilbert & George, House of Beauty & Culture, Tom Dixon, Jeffrey Hinton, Bodymap, St John, Alexander McQueen, Martino Gamper, Julie […]

11 July 2013

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Lutz Bacher: First Major London Solo Show At The ICA

The ICA is presenting  ‘Black Beauty’, the first major solo exhibition in the UK by American artist Lutz Bacher. Occupying an important position in contemporary art practice, Lutz Bacher’s work is receiving increasing levels of international recognition.Black Beauty provides a unique opportunity to see Bacher’s new works made specifically for the ICA together with recent […]

3 July 2013

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ICA Takes A journey Through London’s Subculture 1980 To Present

The ICA has announced a major new off-site project at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London as part of a series of events this summer, which started with Glastonbury Festival. A journey through London’s subculture: 1980s to Now illustrates a perceived thread of creativity between the post-punk era and the present day – a legacy […]

22 June 2013

New ICA Exhibition Explores Feminism, Fetishism and Sexual Politics

If works on paper is a phrase you usually associate with genteel riverscapes, with irises in vases painted by silver haired septuagenarians in twin sets on tranquil Sunday afternoons, then prepare to be robbed of a major misconception. Curator Sarah McCrory has wrestled the phrase from the grasping hands of the middle aged, middle class […]

7 June 2013

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New ICA Drawing Exhibition Explores Politics, Gender and Sexuality

A new exhibition at London’s ICA titled “Keep Your Timber Limber” explores how artists since the 1940s to the present day have used drawing to address ideas critical and current to their time, ranging from the politics of gender and sexuality to feminist issues, war, censorship and race. Stretching from fashion to erotica, the works […]

9 May 2013

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Lutz Bacher: An Exhibition Of Disconnected Information ICA London

The ICA is presenting Black Beauty, the first major solo exhibition in the UK by American artist Lutz Bacher. Occupying an important position in contemporary art practice, Lutz Bacher’s work is receiving increasing levels of international recognition. Since the beginning of her career in the 1970s, Bacher has drawn upon disconnected information from popular culture […]

3 April 2013

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ICA London Sets Up Shop At Glastonbury and Latitude Festivals

The ICA London have announced that they will be present at the Latitude and Glastonbury festivals this year. The ICA in association with Bowiefest are taking a specially curated programme to Latitude on 18 July. With a programme of talks, film and performance, Bowiefest at Latitude will be a celebration of David Bowie in 1973, […]

18 March 2013

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Katharine Stout Announced As ICA New Head of Programmes

The ICA has announced the appointment of Katharine Stout as Head of Programmes. Katharine is currently a curator of contemporary art at Tate and Associate Director of the Drawing Room and takes up this new role at the ICA on 6 June 2013. As Head of Programmes she will work closely with Executive Director Gregor […]

14 March 2013

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Frank Benson Union Jack Sculpture Exhibited Outside London’s ICA

Frank Benson’s Flag (Union Jack) (2013) reflects the artist’s ongoing fascination with the depiction of arrested motion and the use of digital tools in the creation of sculpture. To create this work, an image of the Union Flag (commonly called the Union Jack) of the United Kingdom was mapped onto a three-dimensional plane created in […]

5 March 2013

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Richard Artschwager: Shut Up and Look, Documentary Screening ICA London

Richard Artschwager: Shut Up and Look is a documentary film about the story of artist Richard Artschwager, whose works command hundreds of thousands of dollars, although fame eluded him. This film provides an intimate look at this extraordinarily gifted man, who passed away on 9 February 2013. Late in life Artschwager abandoned a reclusive lifestyle […]

27 February 2013

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ICA Presents Bernadette Corporation’s First Retrospective In The UK

The Bernadette Corporation (BC), one of the most significant art collectives working today is presented in their first UK retrospective exhibition, at the ICA in London. BC have been influential in presenting a conceptual alternative for making art. The group emerged in 1993 in a New York obsessed with Calvin Klein and Kate Moss but […]

1 February 2013

Juergen Teller Iconoclast on the Wane ICA London – Review

It is telling that the centrepiece of the Juergen Teller retrospective now on at the ICA is a trio of very large nudes featuring Vivienne Westwood, juxtaposed with a saccharine snapshot of a kitten on a table on one side of the room and a stolen glimpse of Kurt Cobain strumming a guitar on the […]

21 January 2013

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Juergen Teller A Seamless Journey Through Art And Fashion Photography ICA London

Juergen Teller is considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, he is one of the few contemporary artists who has successfully navigated both the art world and the world of commercial photography. The exhibition at the ICA, London will provide a seamless journey through Teller’s landmark fashion and commercial photography from the […]