Founded as a typewriter manufacturing company by Camillo Olivetti in 1908 in Ivrea, Italy, Olivetti is considered one of the leading manufacturers of the mid-20th century. This display presents photographs, films and ephemera relating to Olivetti’s graphic and spatial design, as well as architecture.
This display highlights the ICA’s rich heritage as a home for radical contemporary arts and culture, looking at 1968 exhibition Fluorescent Chrysanthemum, the first presentation of experimental Japanese art, music, film and design in Europe.
Sparrow Come Back Home is the title of a 1962 album by Calypso singer Mighty Sparrow. The exhibition shows representations of Sparrow’s records alongside an archive of printed material relating to his music, revealing the depth of calypso culture.