Tag Archives: ICA

Fluorescent Chrysanthemum at ICA

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Toothpicker

 
Like 2016, 1968 was a turbulent year with seismic social and political change taking place across the globe. It was the year when the civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated; Apollo 8 and three US astronauts orbited the moon; 800,000 students, teachers and [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Graphics & illustrations, Art, Anything Japanese, Japanese art, British art and was tagged with London, Japanese designs, art and design exhibitions, ICA, graphic design, Japanese art, British art, Fluorescent Chrysanthemum


Andy Warhol's Time capsules

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Toothpicker

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibition in Hong Kong ( Dec 2012 - March 2013)

 
I can't say that I am a fan of Andy Warhol, but after watching a documentary on the artist a few years ago, I started to change my opinion on the artist and his work. Earlier this year [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, ICA, Andy Warhol


The Bruce Lacey experience

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Bruce Lacey experience at Camden arts centre
 
I have heard of the eccentric British artist Bruce Lacey before, but I wasn't familiar with his work until his exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre ( one of my favourite galleries in London which is not actually in Camden) back in the summer.
The exhibition [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Films & documentaries, Art, Theatre & performance art, British art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, documentaries, ICA, performance art, Camden Arts Centre


Fourth plinth

Posted on January 13, 2013 by Toothpicker

Powerless Structures by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset ( February 2012 - present))
 
For those who are unfamiliar with the 'fourth plinth', it is the a plinth in Trafalgar Square ( originally intended for a statue of King William IV) that has stood empty for over 150 years due to insufficient funds. But [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, British art, contemporary, Sculptures and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, ICA, sculptures


See Red Women's Workshop

Posted on January 11, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Coincidentally, after writing my previous blog entry, I saw an exhibition on See Red Women's Workshop, an organisation fully committed to the ideals of the second wave feminist movement, and used graphics ( mainly screen prints) to explore and question the role of women in society from 1974 to 1990.
The screen-printing workshop [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Social issues, Graphics & illustrations and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, ICA, graphic design, British design


The super cool Art Drive! exhibition

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Toothpicker

The entrance and interior of the lift
 
Like I mentioned previously, there are endless arts and cultural events happening all over town during the Olympics, but the Art Drive! exhibition organised by the ICA is probably one of the coolest in town at the moment.
This 2-week free exhibition at the a multi-storey car [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, ICA


Documentaries marathon

Posted on July 24, 2012 by Toothpicker

Since the ICA would be closed during the Olympics, I decided to do a mini documentaries marathon, seeing three documentaries in 2 days... I have been more ambitious before but ended up feeling nausea afterwards, so I have learned not to overdo it.
 
Marina Abramovic: The artist is present
This is an engaging, spiritual [...]

This post was posted in Films & documentaries, Art and was tagged with documentaries, ICA, Marina Abramovic


'The price of sex' by Mimi Chakarova

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Toothpicker

I hope that my blog title will not attract the wrong crowd thinking that this is a porn site! It's actually about a documentary that I saw at the Human Rights Watch film festival currently showing in London.
Before launching the website, I found the whole idea of social media quite daunting. Little [...]

This post was posted in Talks, Films & documentaries, Social issues and was tagged with talks, documentaries, ICA


The 'new' ICA

Posted on February 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

In Numbers: Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955
 
I used to hang out at the ICA when I was an art student many years ago. It was the 'IT' place for 'cool' art and art house films, I even remember seeing Derek Jarman's film for the first time there. I don't remember when [...]

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