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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.

BLACK FEMINIST TRANSFERENCE: ON PLEASURE & POWER(LESSNESS)
Nov 09, 2019 4:30pm talk/event
Poet, essayist and former Young People’s Laureate for London Momtaza Mehri presents a new essay on the slipperiness of female power, agency and identification.
 
Touching on the affective and communal pleasures Black womxn wring from cultural/political juggernauts such as Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and Oprah – and the limitations of representational over-identification, as pleasurable as it may be, with power –Mehri interrogates the joys and critical failures of these moments, and their relation to the lack of agency that characterises the lives of so many working-class Black womxn.
 
Drawing on figures such as Ella Baker and Claudia Jones, Mehri explores what it means for the powerless to superimpose their most unattainable ‘girl boss’ feminist fantasies and liberatory aspirations onto a few, inordinately powerful individuals, and how these instincts manifest in mainstream political discourse and personal relationships.
 
This reading is followed by a conversation between Mehri and ICA Assistant Curator Ifeanyi Awachie and an audience Q&A.
 
Momtaza Mehri is a poet, essayist and independent researcher. She is the co-winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the Outspoken Page Poetry Prize. Her work has been widely anthologised and has appeared in Artforum, Granta, Poetry International, Real Life Mag and Vogue, and has been developed by BBC Radio 4. She is the former Young People’s Laureate for London and a columnist-in-residence at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Open Space. Her chapbook sugah lump prayer was published in 2017. She is currently working on a commissioned art book to be published in 2020.
www.ica.art/learning/black-feminist-transference-on-pleasure-power-lessness
 
£5 Full, £4 Concessions/Green Members, £3 Blue Members. Free entry for Red Members.
 
Please contact access@ica.art should the ticket price prove prohibitive, and for any access information or requirements.

IMAGE BEHAVIOUR 2019 MOVING IMAGE CONVENING
Nov 13 - 17, 2019 FINAL WEEK
Image Behaviour 2019 : an annual artists’ moving image convening 13-17/11

Click to enlargeIMAGE BEHAVIOUR: ANDROS ZINS-BROWNE
Nov 16, 2019 to 12:00am talk/event
Dancer and choreographer Andros Zins-Browne performs Already Unmade (2016–ongoing) across the ICA’s public spaces.
 
The work is conceived as a ‘rehearsal’, with Zins-Browne remixing, overlapping, extending and warping his repertoire in an attempt to ‘unmake’ a personal history of choreography. Taking his existing works as ‘choreographic objects’, he unravels them in movement and fragmented dialogue with the public.
 
This event is programmed as part of Image Behaviour, the ICA’s annual convening dedicated to experiments in artists’ moving image, considering the intersectional, cross-disciplinary possibilities of the medium.
 
Andros Zins-Browne (b. 1981, New York) lives and works in New York and Brussels. Zins-Browne’s performances have been presented at Centre Pompidou, Paris; DeSingel, Antwerp; EMPAC Troy, HAU, Berlin; ICA, London; Kaaitheater, Brussels; MDT, Stockholm; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Impulse Festival, where he received a Goethe Institute Award for The Host. His solo project Already Unmade was commissioned by the Boghossian Foundation, and has recently been performed at BOZAR Museum, Brussels; The Whitney Museum, New York City; the Rockbund Museum, Shanghai; and Fondation Galeries Lafayette, Paris. He recently completed two collaborative performances with Will Rawls, The Tony Cokes Remixes for the 10th Berlin Biennial, and See-Saw an original reinterpretation of Simone Forti’s piece in the Judson Dance exhibition at MoMA, New York. Atlas Unlimited, his collaboration with visual artist Karthik Pandian has been presented in Belgium and Chicago and recently opened at 80WSE gallery in New York City.
Intermittent performances throughout the day.
 
Free with exhibition ticket.

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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