Birds Eye View Festival favourite, Fashion Loves Film is back this Tuesday at the ICA for an assumption-shaking dose of glitz and glamour. In keeping with the 2013 festival theme, this year’s edition of FLF will focus solely on films by Arab female filmmakers. Centering on themes of dress and identity, we’ll be showing provocative, moving and frankly fabulous films, from the satirical short Niqabitch, which challenges the French banning of the hijab, to DoBuy, a documentary that shines a light on fashion and faith in the MENA region.
Join us on Tuesday 26 March from 6pm until 9pm for the preview of our next exhibition, Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years.
2000 Wasted Years is the first UK retrospective by the New York based Bernadette Corporation. Across their twenty-year history and mutable membership there runs a thread of anonymity and opacity, the rejection of normative social forms and appellations such as being an artist, or a political activist. The exhibition recasts the works authored by the influential and illusive group since their inception in the early ’90s.
Also opening is The Independent Group: Parallel of Art & Life, an exhibition presenting original artworks by the Independent Group to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the ground-breaking exhibition Parallel of Life & Art.
We hope to see you there.
ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir takes a look at the week ahead. Please note that the ICA Bookshop will be closed for a stock take until 6pm Tuesday 19 March.
We say farewell to our Juergen Teller Woo! exhibition – a landmark show for the ICA. But we also welcomed in the new last week with Frank Benson’s Flag (Union Jack), our latest outdoor sculpture that now greets anyone coming near The Mall. We also look forward to Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years and The Independent Group: Parallel of Art & Life, both of which open on Wednesday 27 March 2013.
On Wednesday 13 March we have Part 2 of Travelling, the Artists’ Film Club series that features the work of Yto Barrada, Cyprien Gaillard, Sharon Hayes, Tobias Kaspar, Pablo Pijnappel, and Paul Sietsema. And on Saturday 16 March we have Artists’ Film Club: Anka and Wilhem Sasnal who will be screening their film It Looks Pretty from a Distance followed by a Q&A.