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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.
FIRST HAPPENINGS : ADRIAN HENRI
Jan 27 - Mar 15, 2015
First Happenings: Adrian Henri in the ‘60s and '70s, offers a focussed look at Adrian Henri’s pioneering role in the ‘happenings movement’ in Britain, setting up the first ‘Event’ in 1962, through to enabling various collaborative events into the 1970s.
VIVIANE SASSEN: PIKIN SLEE
Feb 3 - Apr 12, 2015
The ICA is delighted to present a solo exhibition of recent work by Viviane Sassen, a photographer who has garnered parallel critical acclaim as a fashion photographer and in the context of contemporary visual art.
DOR GUEZ : THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE
Feb 3 - Apr 12, 2015
In February 2015, ICA will present the first UK institutional solo exhibition of artist Dor Guez in collaboration with The Mosaic Rooms
CULTURE NOW: ULAY
Mar 06, 2015 1:00pm
A pioneer of Polaroid photography and one of the central figures of European performance art since the 1970s, Ulay (Uwe Frank Lausiepen) discusses his practice.
£5/Free for ICA Members
LOOKING GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH: A SYMPOSIUM ON HANS HAACKE
Mar 07, 2015 11:30am
In March 2015 Hans Haacke’s Gift Horse (2013) will be installed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Gift Horse constitutes a searching reflection on the politics of its site and continues Haacke’s critical engagement with British culture which he began with A Breed Apart (1978), an investigation into British Leyland’s links with the apartheid regime in South Africa.
This symposium, co-organised by Jon Bird from the Middlesex University and Luke Skrebowski from the University of Cambridge, includes a conversation with Hans Haacke and presentations by international speakers on various aspects of the artist's work and art in the public domain.
£12/£10 Concessions/£8 ICA Members
INTERIOR DESIGN : DEAD OR ALIVE
Mar 14, 2015 11:15am
As part of his campaign as Chair of Interior and Spatial Design at UAL, entitled Popular Culture and the Interior, Professor Ben Kelly hosts Interior Design: Dead or Alive.
This symposium will take stock of the ability of iconic interiors to affect and influence the direction of popular culture and the wider world. A range of speakers with the widest variety of perspectives and disciplines explore the cultural significance of the subject and practice of interior design in relation to the contexts of art, design, business, media and culture.
£12/£10 concessions/£8 ICA Members
Mar 24 - May 17, 2015
FB55 is an archival display of Francis Bacon’s show held at its former premises on Dover Street in 1955. At the time it was Bacon’s first ever solo institutional exhibition in the UK. The presentation in the ICA Fox Reading Room will include a display of documents, installation photographs, press reviews, invitation cards and publications.
YDESSA HENDELES : FROM HER WOODEN SLEEP...
Mar 25 - May 17, 2015
The ICA is pleased to present “From her wooden sleep…”, a major new work by German-born Canadian artist-curator Ydessa Hendeles.
In “From her wooden sleep…”, Hendeles draws together disparate elements to compose a tightly choreographed tableau vivant. Continuing her daring explorations of psychologically charged cultural artefacts, Hendeles has staged this show to give visitors an unexpectedly intimate encounter with the work’s many suggestive elements.