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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 enlargeRETHINKING RUNS GIRLS IN GIRLS COT
Nov 09, 2019 2:00pm talk/event

Researcher Precious Oyelade gives a reading of a new, critical essay on the 2006 Nollywood film Girls Cot and its protagonists, womxn characters known as ‘runs girls’.
 
Oyelade’s essay resists the reductive reading that runs girls film’s protagonists can only exercise power using their bodies. Through analysing the characters in relation to their environment (the city of Abuja), and examining their relationships with each other as well as with the traditional holders of power, men, Oyelade argues that the womxn become, arguably, the most powerful characters in the narrative.
 
The reading is followed by a conversation with Weruzo creative director Chinasa Chukwu, making connections between Oyelade’s research and the themes of Weruzo’s latest collection, Sisi. The conversation is followed by an audience Q&A.
 
Precious Oyelade is a writer, marketer, and Nollywood enthusiast. She received recognition across national and diaspora news outlets in 2015 for her starred first dissertation from the University of Cambridge, on the impact of Nollywood on the Nigerian UK diaspora. Precious has remained involved in the diaspora entertainment & media scene, reviewing films and interviewing prominent actors and producers in the Nollywood industry. In addition to now guest lecturing on Nollywood at SOAS, she has also consulted for diaspora entertainment channels in the UK. Precious is most passionate about the importance of African storytelling and the wider reading available within these films. She is currently working in PR specialising in African tech and emerging markets.
 
Chinasa Chukwu is the founder and creative director of Weruzo, a luxury womenswear brand transposing traditional handwoven materials into modern silhouettes. 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/learning/rethinking-runs-girls-in-girls-cot
 
5 Full, 4 Concessions/Green Members, 3 Blue Members. Free for Red Members.
 
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