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 there! The location, just around the corner from the ICA on the Duke of York’s Steps, the perfect location for such a re-enactment. A host of well known figures from the art world are participating. Join Jane and Louise Wilson, Jonny Woo, Sue Tilley, Andrew Logan and others, for this memorable event. It is all staged especially for INTERCOURSE, a fund-raiser dedicated to supporting and evolving the ICA, which is alive and well and under new management.

This amazing day-long event includes a selection of unusual opportunities to get to know the ICA. Dine with leading British art figures including; Tracey Emin, enjoy the special live edition events , no one part of the day will be the same. In addition to the ticketed sessions, varying activities will also provide you with the chance to create an artwork of your own under the experienced eye of an established artist, whether it is making individual textile pieces, or printing or drawing. There will also be the opportunity to purchase limited edition prints and ones specially created pieces to take away – Hey that sounds like a perfect Christmas present or a unique memento to treasure for yourself. Highlights include:

Breakfast with Tiffany

10.30am-12pm, ICA Café Bar, £50 Our INTERCOURSE day opens with breakfast in the company of highly acclaimed British artist Anj Smith, Greek-born London fashion designer Mary Katrantzou join international collector and INTERCOURSE Committee Member Tiffany Zabludowicz in the ICA Café Bar. A unique Anj Smith work created especially for INTERCOURSE will be available for purchase. This exclusive morning get-together is fuelled by coffee, tea, pain au chocolates, croissants and Danish pastries. Please note: this event is limited to 50 guests.

Lunch Auction with Tracey Emin and Christopher Biggins

12pm, ICA Theatre, £175 Renowned artist Tracey Emin and media personality Christopher Biggins will host what promises to be a warm and lively event, starting with a Veuve Clicquot champagne reception at noon. Throughout, Christopher will interview Tracey, who will create three works live for immediate auction. In addition, an extraordinary live edition by Berlin-based artist Tino Sehgal is released during the meal. The auction continues with special works kindly donated by British artists’ Polly Morgan and Dexter Dalwood.

Live Edition with David Harrison

12-2pm ICA Studio, Free, Artworks available to purchase What kind of night animal are you? David Harrison has created an artistic encounter to experience the essence of the sacred pyramids and see which one attracts seems the most attractive. If the desire relates to a hare, for example, then you will receive a drawing of that creature with a bottle of perfume to represent it.

Re-enacting Eisenstein: The Odessa Steps Sequence from Battleship Potemkin Session 1: 3-3.30pm, Session 2: 3.30-4pm, Session 3: 4-4.30pm, Duke of York Steps, £5 per session Imagine a flash-mob tackling the iconic sequence from Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal 1925 film Battleship Potemkin – the Tsar’s rifles, the people, the panic, the pram! Just around the corner from the ICA, the Duke of York’s Steps are the perfect location for such a re-enactment, and a host of figures from the art world are participating. Join Jane and Louise Wilson and others in this memorable event, staged especially for INTERCOURSE. Please note: this event is limited to 60 guests only per session.

This promises to be an entertaining alternative to traditional fundraisers, INTERCOURSE is an exciting new day of ‘moments’ – bringing audiences and artists together to raise money for the ICA.

Sir Peter Blake joins in the fun

agreeing to “play a part in art” at the ICA.

Sir Peter Blake will be joining from 5pm for an informal Q&A with Helen Sumpter about his work, life and relationship with the ICA as part of our fundraising day, INTERCOURSE. He’ll also be taking part in a signing straight afterwards.

Admission free.

And there’s still time to book for any of the other events during INTERCOURSE…

In Brief

Have breakfast with Anj Smith or lunch with Tracey Emin
Race horses with Mark Wallinger in the bar
Make a sculpture with Daniel Silver, or watch Mustafa Hulusi and Yinka Shonibare make prints
Play a role in a recreation of the Odessa Steps scene from Battleship Potemkin, with Jane & Louise Wilson, Johnny Woo and Sue Tilley
Enjoy Live Editions with David Harrison, Donald Urquhart, Hew Locke and Michael Marriott
Get a new hairstyle compliments of Cary Kwok
Relax in front of a programme of cinema classics
Enter our Winter Raffle with prizes from Frances Stark, Mark Titchner and others

Buy specially commissioned Christmas cards

Dance the night away with special DJ’s Lucky PDF

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