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Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary arts centre established in 1947 by a collective of artists, poets and writers to showcase and champion contemporary culture across the broadest range of art forms. Housing two galleries, two cinemas, a theatre, reading room, bookshop and café/bar, the ICA has been at the forefront of cultural experiment since its formation and has presented some of the most radical exhibitions, artists, films, music and thought to have shaped our world. Our funding supports core costs.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £900,000
  • 2013-2014: £900,000
  • 2014-2015: £900,000

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BNC 2014: Child B by Dinah Berger

Berger's work stems from an interest in, and long family history relating to, surveillance and voyeurism. Her family is used as a vehicle to explore critical concerns around human behaviours. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Dinah Berger, Child B, 2014 Video, colour, sound, 5 min 48 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/Dinah-Berger https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: V E N T by Joseph Whitmore

Whitmore creates hand drawn animations that are then digitally manipulated, exploring the association between sound and video, and questioning the link between humans and their environment. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Joseph Whitmore V E N T, 2014 Video animation, colour, sound, 5 min https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/joseph-whitmore https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Black Mesa by Camille Summers-Valli

This experimental documentary film installation explores the modern day realities of a small Navajo community in Northern Arizona. Since 1974, their culture and traditions have been significantly impacted by a mass relocation due to the corporate interests of fossil fuel industries. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Camille Summers-Valli Black Mesa, 2014 Video installation, colour, sound, 25 min https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/camille-summers-valli https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Man Eater by MKLK

MKLK's work is specifically aimed at reflecting the male gaze and is constructed as a visual echo of patriarchal voyeurism. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. MKLK, Man Eater, 2013 Video, colour sound, 4 min 9 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/mklk https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

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BNC 2014: This is No Time for Metaphors by Marco Godoy

Godoy is interested in how authority is visually constructed by those who exercise power, and the tools that we have to confront it. He studies the scenography used by power structures in order to respond with alternative images and narratives through the use of video, sculpture and performance. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Marco Godoy Claiming the Echo, 2012 Video, colour, sound, 5 min 25 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/Marco-Godoy https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Forever Strong by Racheal Crowther

In her work, Crowther attempts to situate an ultra-specific and sensitive response to the saturation of industrialised desire and commercial sensuality. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Racheal Crowther Forever Strong, 2014 Video, colour, sound, 3 min 7 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/Racheal-Crowther https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Just Let Go by Simon Senn

Simon Senn’s films deal with human behaviour and patterns of interaction. This video features darkly dressed, hooded youngsters, recalling the masked and disguised figures in media images of social demonstrations. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Simon Senn, Just Let Go, 2012 Video, colour, sound, 53 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/simon-senn https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Banana Split by Victoria Grenier

In Victoria Grenier's Banana Split, a boogie in Google Sky, fiction and reality merge to form a dreamlike, often humorous, narrative. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Victoria Grenier, Banana Split, 2013 Video, colour, sound, 5 min 19 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/victoria-grenier https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Electric Dreams by Tajinder Dhami

If Synthetic Intelligences and Artificial Intelligences are to be designed on human development, what will adolescent male machines dream about? Tajinder Dhami’s Electric Dreams: Will Synthetic Intelligences Dream of Electric Sheep answers this question. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Tajinder Dhami, Electric Dream: Will Synthetic Intelligences Dream of Electric Sheep, 2014 Video, colour, sound, 5 min https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/tajinder-dhami https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Ting and Tang: anachronisms by Frances Williams

In Ting and Tang: anachronisms 1, Frances Williams uses pieces of footage pasted together from various media sources to explore the space between ‘looking away’ and ‘paying attention’ in the viewer’s relation to an artwork. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Frances Williams, Ting and Tang: anachronisms, 2012, video https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/frances-williams https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Goodbye by Matthew Humphreys

For this work, Matthew Humphreys recorded every departure from his parents’ home on his iPhone, creating 96 videos. Stories and patterns emerge, from the small incidents of everyday life to the larger moments that change the dynamic of the family home. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Matthew Humphreys, Goodbye, 2014 Installation, paper and video, colour, sound, 4 min https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/matthew-humphreys https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Namaz by Imran Perretta

In Namaz, Imran Perretta attempts to disrupt the embedded violence of Islamophobic imagery and to re-situate these cultural signifiers, shifting them from a societal to a domestic scale. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Perretta, Devotion, 2014 Prayer mat (facing Makkah), tape recording, newspaper clipping, Nag Champa scent, mixed media installation Perretta, I Cannot Remember my Mother, 2014 Bengali poem, phonetic translation, English translation, printouts, headphones, audio https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/Imran-Perretta https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: The Horns by Inga Lineviciute

Through the use of mythological creatures and situations, Inga Lineviciute’s animations reflect on the problems of social etiquette and questions surrounding ‘appropriate’ public behaviour. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Lineviciute, The Horns, 2013 Video animation, colour, sound, 1 min https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/Inga-Lineviciute https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: The Hair by Inga Lineviciute

Through the use of mythological creatures and situations, Inga Lineviciute’s animations reflect on the problems of social etiquette and questions surrounding appropriate public behaviour. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions.The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Lineviciute, The Hair, 2013 Video animation, colour, sound, 41 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/Inga-Lineviciute https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: The Splendid Life Of Hildegard Ramsbottom by Stacey Guthrie

In The Splendid Life of Hildergard Ramsbottom, Stacey Guthrie explores how women who subjugate their needs to those of their partners and children can lose their own sense of self. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions.The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Stacey Guthrie, The Splendid Life of Hildegard Ramsbottom, 2013 Video, colour, sound, 9 min 36 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/stacey-guthrie https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Disarmed And Ever So Slightly Dangerous by Stacey Guthrie

In Disarmed and Ever So Slightly Dangerous, Stacey Guthrie investigates the concept of emotional and physical personal armour. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Stacey Guthrie, Disarmed and Ever So Slightly Dangerous, 2013 Video, colour, sound, 5 min 9 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/stacey-guthrie https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Photo Piece by Jesc Bunyard

Photo Piece is a video documentation of a 2012 performance by members of The Angel Orchestra, directed by Peter Fender. The musicians improvised the piece, using Bunyard’s photograms as visual scores. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Jesc Bunyard, Photo Piece, 2012 Video, colour, sound, (performance documentation) https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/jesc-bunyard https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

BNC 2014: Machine by Louise Bradley

Louise Bradley’s work explores how identity and history can be built upon, adapted and fused with other forms to create new systems. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. Louise Bradley, Machine, 2013 Video, colour, sound, 53 sec https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc-2014-artists-index/louise-bradley https://www.ica.org.uk/bnc2014

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014: A Walkthrough With Kirsty Ogg

We talk to Kirsty Ogg, director of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, about this years exhibition in our London galleries. Now in its 65th year, Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools chosen from over 1,400 submissions. The exhibition runs from 26 November 2014 through to 25 January 2015. https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/seasons/bloomberg-new-contemporaries-2014

Julie Verhoeven's Golden Nuggets

For 'Whiskers Between My Legs', her upcoming Fox Reading Room exhibition at the ICA, artist and designer Julie Verhoeven has provided us with her 'Golden Nuggets' - a visual and auditory feast introducing the major themes of the show. 'Whiskers Between My Legs' opens 9 December 2014 and continues until 18 January 2015. https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/julie-verhoeven-whiskers-between-my-legs

Cybernetic Serendipity: Gustav Metzger in conversation with Nick Lambert

Gustav Metzger's "Five Screens with Computer" was published in the original Cybernetic Serendipity catalogue in 1968. As a key post-war artist, ICA invited him to be in conversation about the impact of the exhibition with Dr Nick Lambert, Birkbeck University. This interview was commissioned as part of Cybernetic Serendipity: A Documentation, a display of documents, installation photographs, press reviews, invitation cards and publications celebrating the landmark exhibition curated by Jasia Reichardt in 1968. https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/cybernetic-serendipity-documentation

Cybernetic Serendipity: A Walkthrough With Jasia Reichardt

Cybernetic Serendipity, the landmark exhibition curated by Jasia Reichardt in 1968, is being celebrated in the ICA's Fox Reading Room with a display of documents, installation photographs, press reviews, invitation cards and publications. In this walkthrough, Jasia herself shares her memories of this groundbreaking show and muses about the future. https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/cybernetic-serendipity-documentation

ICA Off-Site: The Old Selfridges Hotel

Crane TV [ http://www.crane.tv/ ] produced this short film exploring some of the participants in ICA Off-Site, a week-long free programme of live events at The Old Selfridges Hotel, coinciding with Frieze London. Encompassing performance, music, art, dance and discussion, the programme features Isabel Lewis, Korakrit Arunanondchai with boychild and AJGvojic, NTS Radio, Siobhan Davies Dance and Rhizome: https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/seasons/ica-site-old-selfridges-hotel

Autumn 2014 at the ICA

Take a look at the incredible exhibitions and events going on at the Institute of Contemporary Arts this Autumn: Beware Wet Paint https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/beware-wet-paint Neïl Beloufa: Counting on People https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/ne%C3%AFl-beloufa-counting-people Cybernetic Serendipity https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/cybernetic-serendipity ICA Off-Site: The Old Selfridges Hotel https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/seasons/ica-site-old-selfridges-hotel

Culture Now: Laura Bates

Writer and activist Laura Bates discusses her new book The Everyday Sexism Project (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a web-based collection of over 60,000 women’s daily experiences of gender inequality. Started in 2012, this quickly became a viral sensation, attracting international press attention, and putting the problem of sexism and gender imbalance firmly on the international media agenda. http://www.everydaysexism.com/ https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/culture-now-laura-bates

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