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IN NUMBERS : SERIAL PUBLICATIONS BY ARTISTS SINCE 1955
Jan 25 - Mar 25, 2012
In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955 is a survey exhibition of the often-overlooked genre of serial publications produced by artists around the world from 1955 to the present day. From the rise of the small press in the 1960s, followed by the correspondence art movement, where artists exchanged art by post, to the DIY zine culture in the 1980s and early 1990s, professional artists have always seized on the format of magazines and postcards as a site for a new kind of art production.

Click to enlargeMARTINE SYMS : FACT & TROUBLE
Apr 20 - Jun 19, 2016
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GUAN XIAO : FLATTENED METAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH K11 ART FOUNDATION
Apr 20 - Jun 19, 2016

OLIVETTI : BEYOND FORM AND FUNCTION
May 25 - Jul 17, 2016

TECHNOLOGY NOW: BORIS GROYS
Jun 11, 2016 2:00pm talk/event
Leading art theorist Boris Groys addresses art in the age of the internet, discussing his new book In the Flow (Verso, 2016).
In the early 20th century, art and its institutions came under critique from a new democratic and egalitarian spirit. The notion of works of art as sacred objects was decried and subsequently they would be understood merely as things. This meant an attack on realism, as well as on the traditional preservative mission of the museum. Groys argues this led to the development of ‘direct realism’: an art that would not produce objects, but practices (from performance art to relational aesthetics) that would not survive. But for more than a century now, every advance in this direction has been quickly followed by new means of preserving art’s distinction.
5 / FREE to ICA Members

CHRISTOPHER KULENDRAN THOMAS
Jun 22, 2016 6:30pm talk/event
Artist Christopher Kulendran Thomas discusses his new work and recent practice, considering how the art-industrial complex could be imaginatively repurposed.
5 / FREE to ICA Members

THE LEGACY OF BAS JAN ADER
Jun 25, 2016 2:00pm talk/event
A screening of four of Bas Jan Ader’s Falling films, introduced by curator Pedro de Llano, is followed by contributions from Jan Verwoert, Janice Kerbel, Mary Sue Ader Anderson and Nick Baker, all examining the enduring legacy of this influential Dutch artist.
Forty years after the end of his incredibly brief career, conceptual artist Bas Jan Ader’s concise body of work continues to inspire artists, writers, curators and critical thinkers. As the publication of a major new book of writings on and by the artist approaches, this event provides an extraordinary opportunity to hear from some of the key figures in Ader’s life and those who have studied and presented his work.
10 / 7 Concessions / 7 ICA Members

JUDY BLAME : NEVER AGAIN
Jun 29 - Sep 4, 2016
Private view Tue Jun 28 6pm - 9pm
The ICA is pleased to present the first major solo exhibition by accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist Judy Blame. Throughout his career and still today Blame has maintained his artistic underpinning of making jewellery from found and re-purposed objects which continue to inspire alongside his prolific contributions via social media, revealing his idiosyncratic and resourceful approach to life through images and objects.

ARTISTIC DIFFERENCES
Jun 29 - Sep 4, 2016
Private view Wed Jun 29 6pm - 9pm
A group show bringing together artists and designers that have been directly linked to Judy Blame throughout his career.

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