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A Journey through London subculture: 1980s to NowThe ICA has extended the run of its highly successful off-site project A Journey through London subculture: 1980s to Now, which the institute says inhabits an artistic space outside that of commercial galleries and museums. The project, which will remain open until 3 November 2013, occupies the vast first floor of The Old Selfridges Hotel and has already been visited by more than 13,000 people.

Focusing on the 'subcultural actors of tomorrow', the futuristic tour transports visitors to a floor of the luxurious Selfridges hotel in 2040. Here, visitors explore a re-staging of an ICA exhibition from 2013 and are taken on a surreal tour that explores the last 30 years of London subculture.

It deploys over 50 vitrines, alongside video works, installations and billboard-sized images to bring together a wide range of multi-disciplinary practices including art, fashion, graphics, craft and design, highlighting the idea that distinct and differing art forms can exist in the same space at the same time.

Ultimately, it seeks to make connections between London's creative past and the present, asking, for example, whether early YBA are an extension of the 80s DIY culture; or whether theres a connection from Gilbert & George through the artist David Robilliard to Trojan and Leigh Bowery and from there to Alexander McQueen.

"Taking examples from art, fashion, design, architecture and dance, as well as nightclubs, restaurants and bars, we ultimately aim to illustrate a lineage of artistic endeavour that more often than not falls outside the preserve of commercial galleries and museums," says Gegor Muir, the institutes executive director," The ICAs concern being to develop the space between the two."

 

About Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe. The ICA also plays host to series of lectures, events, late night art and music parties. Housed in elegant Regency premises on the Mall, the ICA is a great place to start if you're looking for the very cutting edge of gallery art work. More about Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

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Art Night LondonArt Night LondonA new annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one unforgettable night on 2 July 2016.2016-07-02T18:00:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
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Judy BlameJudy BlameStylist, image-maker and accessories designer,Judy Blame ran away from home in Devon at 17 to become a punk rocker and now he's one of the most influential designers alive today. He fell in with the emerging scene in Manchester (where he met the likes of Tony Wilson, Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville), became a key player in the punk movement and, 2016-07-02T00:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
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PRICING  £1, mems/under 18s/concs Free, Tue Free entry to all
DATES  29th June to 4th September 2016
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
Stylist, image-maker and accessories designer,Judy Blame ran away from home in Devon at 17 to become a punk rocker and now he's one of the most influential designers alive today. He fell in with the emerging scene in Manchester (where he met the likes of Tony Wilson, Malcolm Garrett and Peter Saville), became a key player in the punk movement and, ... More about this event
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Charles Jencks: Ad-HocismCharles Jencks: Ad-HocismThe theorist delivers a lecture on his 1972 manifesto for a generation.2016-07-13T18:00:00+01002016-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Hal FosterHal FosterThe American art theorist discusses his work with Professor Mignon Nixon.2016-11-06T13:00:00+00002016-11-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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