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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.

Nov 07, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
‘Queers Read This is a literature event that isn't boring.’
An evening of readings by Clay AD, R. Zamora Linmark, Richard Porter, Alison Rumfitt, Shola von Reinhold, and Isabel Waidner.
Presented by artist Richard Porter and writer Isabel Waidner, the latest instalment of Queers Read This features readings of texts spanning prose and poetry, critical and creative writing.
Themes range from rolling the r’s and queerness in Honolulu (Linmark), feminist healthcare and collective intimacy (Clay), the erasure of black writers from the Western 20th century canon (von Reinhold), trannies, tyranny and the end of the world (Rumfitt), queer modern poetry, planes and ocean floors (Porter), and novels in progress (Waidner).
The event celebrates the ongoing work of innovative LGBTQI+, Black, POC and working-class writers.
Queers Read This is an ongoing ICA reading series presented by Richard Porter and Isabel Waidner. The events feature various texts which work across intersectional systems of oppression and challenge formal distinctions between prose and poetry or critical and creative writing. The title of the series is gratefully borrowed from an anonymously published leaflet distributed at a 1990 pride march in New York.
Clay AD makes text, sounds, videos and movement around themes of sci-fi, illness and ecology. Born in Indianapolis and based in Berlin, AD makes music on a home-karaoke machine, and envisions what autonomous, feminist healthcare could be in present and future conditions. First published in 2018 by Monster House Press, their novel Metabolize, If Able was named a finalist in the 31st Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror.
Poet, novelist, and playwright R. Zamora Linmark was born in Manila and educated in Honolulu. He is the author of four poetry collections and three novels including Rolling the R's (Kaya Press), which he adapted for the stage.
Richard Porter is an artist based in London. He founded Pilot Press in 2017, and his queer anthologies are available worldwide. A new annual survey of modern queer poetry practices, Modern Queer Poets, is due this Autumn. Porter is the co-curator (with Isabel Waidner) of Queers Read This at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Alison Rumfitt is a semi-professional trans woman and writer who lives and works in Brighton, UK. Her debut pamphlet, The T(y)ranny was published by Zarf Editions, and her writing has appeared at Burning House Press, Glass Poetry, Honey and Lime, Transition Quarterly, Soft Cartel, Datableed and more. She is currently working on a full-length manuscript about the end of the world, WHO WILL SURVIVE AND WHAT WILL BE LEFT OF THEM.
Shola von Reinhold is a Scottish-Nigerian writer based in Glasgow. Their first novel LOTE will be published by Jacaranda Books in 2020.
Isabel Waidner is a writer and critical theorist. Their books include We Are Made Of Diamond Stuff (2019), Gaudy Bauble (2017) and Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Literature (ed., 2018), published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe. They are the co-curator of Queers Read This at the Institute of Contemporary Art (with Richard Porter), and a lecturer at University of Roehampton, London.
Should you feel unable to attend this event for financial reasons or if there is anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend, please get in touch by emailing or calling 020 7930 3647.
£7 Full price, £5 Concs/Green Members, £3 Blue Members

Click to enlargeCAMERON 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.

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.

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


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