24 June 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

2 July 2012


James Franco Speaks Up But Looks Down ICA London

Artist /Actor James Franco spent Sunday afternoon at the ICA (London 1 July), in the first of the gallery’s ‘Quick Fire’ talk series. He discussed with Katie Puckrik subjects ranging from his studies for his PHD at Yale, to his infatuation with James Dean. Franco is a man of many words. Why say it in […]

12 June 2012


ICA Announce Collaboration With There We Will Be Buried

The beginning of a new partnership, LIFT and the ICA was announced today with the collaboration producing  the performance ‘There we will be buried’, a unique play written and produced by Yair Oelbaum. With a cast including the renowned German artist Kai Althoff, this theatrical production is framed within the LIFT Festival as a visual […]

8 May 2012

Remote Control Exhibition At Institute Of Contemporary Arts REVIEW

  The Institute of Contemporary Art in London asserts that it is the centre for critical artworks and cutting edge contemporary culture. As the UK continues to adjust to the end of analogue broadcasting, the ICA presents a timely exhibition, Remote Control, to examine the impact of television and media on art. Media permeates our […]

26 January 2012


ICA History of Women’s Film and Video

A Fragile Existence – A History of Women’s Film and Video Distribution in Fragments 1 February 2012 During the second half of the 20th Century, women’s film and video distributors were set up both in the USA and Europe to improve the circulation and awareness of women’s film nationally and internationally. As institutions such as Circles, Women […]

15 December 2011

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Find Its Legs At ICA

The ICA is overflowing with young hopefuls eager to make waves; ArtLyst tests the water As Virginia Woolf claimed of books, perhaps so with works of art; ‘If they need shoring up by a preface here, an introduction there, they have no more right to exist than a table that needs a wad of paper […]

23 November 2011


ICA Re-enacts Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin Steps Sequence

And that’s only Part of INTERCOURSE, a fund-raising event which includes Tracey Emin, Mark Wallinger and Anj Smith. On Saturday 26 November 2011, the ICA in the Mall is re-staging the famous steps sequence from Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal 1925 film, Battleship Potemkin. The Tsar’s rifles, the people, the panic and the pram will all be […]

23 November 2011


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Sneak Peek Into Art Future

New Contemporaries is back at the ICA, affording visitors with a sneak preview into the art gallery of the future ‘It’s not even art! … ‘There’s nothing to understand! … It’s a hoax!’, reads a flyer for the Young Contemporaries exhibition of 1968. And, yesterday, more than half a century later, the annual showcase for […]

13 October 2011

Jacob Kassay Smoke And Mirrors

  ICA’s Autumn exhibition of art-market-darling Jacob Kassay, his first in a public gallery.   Review – Jacob Kassay exploded onto the contemporary art scene with surprising force, when a piece priced at auction for $8,000 soared to $86,500. And then, when a similar piece was estimated in the latter bracket, it more than tripled […]

22 December 2010


ICA Lambasted By Independent Report

 A confidential, independent report leaked this week has revealed that the ICA suffered poor leadership under the rein of  (Director) Ekow Eshun and former BBC One Controller, (Chairman) Alan Yentob. Both have now departed and the Gallery is attempting damage limitation, reeling from a £700,000 plunge into the red, in 2009.The likely reason for the […]