Previously at the ICA - Exhibitions

ICA Off-Site: Dover Street Market

11 Feb 20146 Apr 2014

The ICA returns to occupy its former home on Dover Street with an explosion of rarely seen archival material across all six floors.

Between 1950 and 1968, the Institute of Contemporary Arts was based at 17-18 Dover Street, before relocating to The Mall. It was in this building that Pop Art was born, as well as Op Art and Brutalist Architecture. It is where the Independent Group formed and regularly met, its members including artists Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, and architects Alison and Peter Smithson. This is where the ICA staged some of the most important shows in the history of post-war British art, including Growth and Form and Parallel Of Life and Art, as well as ground-breaking exhibitions by Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock.

Read an interview with Dover Street Market President Adrian Joffe on the ICA Blog →

ICA Off-Site: Dover Street Market

This project coincides with Richard Hamilton at the ICA and the publication of Institute of Contemporary Arts: 1946 - 1968 by Anne Massey and Gregor Muir.

ICA Off-Site: Dover Street Market
11 Feb – 6 Apr 2014
Free Exhibition
Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LT

Opening hours:
11am–6.30pm Monday to Wednesday
11am–7pm Thursday to Saturday
12pm–5pm Sunday

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