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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.

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.

CAMERON ROWLAND: 3 & 4 WILL. IV C. 73
Jan 29 - Apr 12, 2020
The first solo exhibition in the UK by artist Cameron Rowland, consisting of a newly commissioned body of work. 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.

FIVE VOLUMES FOR TONI MORRISON
Mar 12 - 14, 2020
'Five Volumes for Toni Morrison' is a three-day convening to celebrate the life and work of the novelist, essayist and Nobel laureate in literature, Toni Morrison.

FIVE VOLUMES FOR TONI MORRISON
Mar 15, 2020 talk/event
Five Volumes for Toni Morrison is a three-day convening to celebrate the life and work of the novelist, essayist and Nobel laureate in literature. Inspired by Five Poems (2002), a collection of poems by Morrison with illustrations by Kara Walker, Five Volumes seeks to create a space for existing and new Morrison readers to engage closely with her work. The convening revisits Morrison’s 1986 Guardian talk at the ICA alongside screenings, talks, performances and study groups.
 
See: www.ica.art/learning/five-volumes-for-toni-morrison for further details.

FRAMES OF REPRESENTATION
Apr 17 - 25, 2020
The ICA's fifth annual film festival.

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