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RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA
Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 6, 2020
The ICA unveils a newly commissioned permanently sited work by Rirkrit Tiravanija. The work will occupy the alcove in the common area of the ICA, between the Lower Gallery and the Theatre, transforming it into a new social space comprising a sake bar, seating and tables crafted in Tiravanija’s studio in Chiang Mai, set within a painted sunrise and sunset. This new work marks Tiravanija’s return to the ICA, following his participation in the landmark exhibition Real Time in 1993.
 
untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) (2019) will be the first permanently sited work by Tiravanija in London. It will be available to visit on an ongoing basis from 7 June.
 
A special programme celebrating the opening of untitled 2019 (the form of the flower is unknown to the seed) will take place on 6 June, open to ICA Friends and Red Members.

HONEY-SUCKLE COMPANY : OMNIBUS
Oct 2, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020
The Institute of Contemporary Arts presents the first ever survey of the work of Berlin art collective Honey-Suckle Company.
 
Founded in 1994, Honey-Suckle Company emerged from the post-reunification, pre-Internet fashion, music, art and squatting scenes of Berlin. The collective’s work occupies a unique intersection of differing philosophies and artistic practices, encompassing clothing, performances, happenings, installations, music, films and publications.
 
Honey-Suckle Company: Omnibus brings together key moments of the group’s twenty-five-year history for the first time, presenting its work as a point of access through which to read the cultural matrix of contemporary Berlin, reasserting the collective spirit and promise on which Honey-Suckle Company was founded.

Click to enlargeSTATES OF THE BODY PRODUCED BY LOVE
Oct 25, 2019 6:30pm talk/event
Poets CAConrad and Nisha Ramayya explore the themes of mysticism and ritual in their work through readings followed by a conversation with Sarah Shin.
 
The discussion will consider: What is the relationship between love, divinity and abjection? How, through decolonial and feminist lenses, can we bring the infinite expanse into contact with present crises so that the mythic reckons with material conditions of oppression? And, what strategies for survival and transformation can collective and personal ritual practice offer this moment of ecological emergency, violent borders and increasing intolerance?
 
CAConrad’s (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals are, for the poet, ‘a different kind of investment in the everyday’, allowing poetry to become an integral part of daily life or political actions on the streets.
 
Ramayya’s debut States of the Body Produced by Love (Ignota, 2019) is a modern mystical journey through love. Meditating on diasporic identity, language and resistance, Ramayya conjures an opalescent world by way of Tantric ritual and myth.
CAConrad is a 2019 Creative Capital Fellow and the author of nine books of poetry and essays, including a forthcoming book about ritual and poetry with Ignota Books (2020). Their book While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books) received the 2018 Lambda Award. They teach regularly at Columbia University in NYC and Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.
 
Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is now based in London. She is a poet and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London. Her pamphlets include Notes on Sanskrit, Correspondences, and In Me the Juncture, as well as Threads, co-authored with Sandeep Parmar and Bhanu Kapil. States of the Body Produced by Love is her first full-length book.
 
Sarah Shin is a publisher and curator. She is a co-founder and director of Silver Press and Ignota Books and the founder of New Suns, a curation and storytelling project.
www.ica.art/learning/states-of-the-body-produced-by-love
 
£7 Full price, £5 Concessions/Green Members, £3 Blue Members. Free for Red Members.

ALAN SONDHEIM: SOMATIC GHOSTING
Dec 16, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
Multidisciplinary pioneer Alan Sondheim presents a lecture exploring his evolving practice.
 
Interweaving Sondeim’s practice across platforms, the lecture will explore the influence of the digital on the body and social and political spheres.
 
A pioneer of the virtual, Sondheim has worked for decades across music, sound and the visual. Drawing on a range of sources from his lexicon of digital objects and artefacts, this presentation will tour the territories and interzones of his practice, staking out ideas and sharing his unique perspective on our twenty-first-century conditions.
Alan Sondheim is a city-based new media artist, musician, writer, and performer concerned with issues of virtuality, and the stake that the real world has in the virtual. He has worked with his partner Azure Carter among others. Sondheim is concerned with the examination the grounds of the virtual and how the body is inhabited. He performs in virtual, real, and cross-over worlds; his virtual work is known for its highly complex and mobile architectures. He has used altered motion-capture technology extensively for examining and creating new lexicons of behaviour. His writing stems out of codework, a problematic style in which code substrates and surface content interfere with each other – in which, in other words, the textual body and body of text are deeply entangled. His current music is based on the impossibility of time reversal, on fast improvisation, and anti-gestural approaches to playing.
£7 Full price, £5 Concs/Green Members, £3 Blue Members. Free for Red members.

CAMERON ROWLAND
Jan 29 - Apr 12, 2020
The Institute of Contemporary Arts presents the first solo exhibition in the UK by artist Cameron Rowland,
consisting of a newly commissioned body of work. Cameron Rowland (born 1988, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include: D37, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2018); Rue Ravenstein 32, Etablissement d’en face, Brussels (2017); Birmingham, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne (2017); Indirect Benefit, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Fribourg (2016); 91020000, Artists Space, New York (2016); Bait Inc., Essex Street, New York (2014). Rowland’s work was included in the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2018) and Whitney Biennial 2017, New York.

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