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RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA
Jun 6, 2019 - Jun 6, 2020 FINAL WEEK
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 enlargeWERUZO PRESENTS 'SISI'
Nov 09, 2019 7:00pm talk/event
As part of 'The Politics of Pleasure' emerging fashion brand Weruzo presents its latest conceptual collection 'Sisi' in the ICA Theatre.
 
The collection derives inspiration from portraits of young womxn at Nigerian universities juxtaposed with ‘Sisi’s’ and ‘runs girls’, as depicted in Nollywood films of the early and mid-2000s. 'Sisi' follows a young womxn coming of age in this landscape and presents a three-point arc: the viewer first sees Sisi as a young womxn arriving at university, then seeking out transactional relationships and finally, coming into her own after the relationships have served their purpose.
 
Womenswear brand Weruzo reflects a considered approach to a dual heritage through a design sensibility focused on discretion and craftsmanship. Committed to creating pieces rooted in the preservation of African artisan craftsmanship, Weruzo uses Akwete, an Igbo handwoven textile, as its signature fabric in ongoing explorations.
 
Chinasa Chukwu is the founder and creative director of Weruzo. She has previously worked as Fashion Editor at XXY Magazine and is the Art Director for cultural anthology, POSTSCRIPT. She is particularly interested in questions of cultural heritage, human interactions, sustainability and transformative creative economies.
www.ica.art/live/weruzo-presents-sisi
 
5 Full, 4 Concessions/Green Members, 3 Blue Members. Free for Red Members.
 
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