Megalomania, failure, jealousy and architecture. We've put together a recommended reading list to accompany our latest exhibition Bjarne Melgaard: A House to Die In.
Our associate curator of artists' film and moving image Steven Cairns, speaks to Mark Webber, curator of the Experimenta strand of this year's 56th BFI London Film Festival.
This is the final blog post by guest blogger Malu Halasa, Writer in Residence for Safar: A Journey though Popular Arab Cinema, a season of classic and contemporary Arab cinema at the ICA from 21 – 27 September 2012.
Following the interwoven lives of eight characters, Kamla Abu Zekry's compelling ensemble film One-Zero (Wahed-Sefr),takes place on the eve of the Egypt v Cameroon match in the 2008 Africa World Cup Final.
In the 1993 film, Terrorism and the Kebab (Al-irhab wal-kabab), building and architecture are more than just backdrops.
After a 15-year-long civil war, one way Lebanese artists reflected on the experience was the use or subversion of documentary archives to somehow suggest an alternative reality.
Few Arab musicals have ever attempted to tread the ground of Bosta, a film about the aftermath of the Lebanese civil war, exile, lost love and the generational struggle between tradition and modernity.
Safar: A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema, a season of classic and contemporary Arab cinema at the ICA
Helen Brown returns to the original source of inspiration for SOUNDWORKS contributors, Bruce Nauman's sound work Days. In this response she cuts up of YouTube videos.
"Footnote 5: A Six Stage Manifesto On Action" is the fifth live event in Cally Spooner's eight month solo show "Collapsing In Parts" commissioned by International Project Space, Birmingham.
April's two-day conference event celebrated the Independent Group's legacy, here at the very institution which first fostered and encouraged it.
SOUNDWORKS embraces sound art in its purest, naked form, void of any selected visual input, and being forced fed some obscure conceptual ideas.
At our recent Culture Now: Twenty Minutes Later, Rocky Morton, Annabel Jankel and George Stone discussed their involvement in creating the ground-breaking 80s virtual personality, Max Headroom.
Sometimes people ask "why is rap so angry?" When hip hop artists speak candidly of the misery and hardships of their youths.
Throughout the exhibition, the ICA's Lower Gallery is temporarily reconstructed as a symbolic archive of material.