Let´s meet here!! I will definitly go since I really admire Maria Fusco and wanted to hear her for a long time!!
This event is free but booking is required. Tickets are available from the ICA box office: 020 7930 3647
Exhibitions opening: Upper Galleries, 7-10pm
As part of the ICA's ongoing season Nought to Sixty we are proud to present three projects: an event by writer, critic and Maria Fusco, and two solo exhibitions by David Osbaldeston and Stephen Sutcliffe.
Steve Beard, Marlon Brando and Maria Fusco will attempt to talk about what they think they really want to talk about, and not what other people think they want them to talk about, in the most precise way possible on the evening. Particular attention will be given to the theme of allegory as commentary. This event will involve readings of short fiction, as well as a screening of the Maysles brothers' Meet Marlon Brando (1965).
David Osbaldeston presents 57 drypoint etchings, each one faithfully reproducing an ICA private view card - one for each year since 1950, when the institution first started producing such cards. Osbaldeston's work is concerned with the production, positioning and reception of art, both within the gallery tradition and the structures that surround it.
Stephen Sutcliffe presents a series of new video works, wall drawing and photograph, both drawn from and influenced by his personal, extensive archive of audio and video material. Fusing found imagery with lyrical elements that include recordings of music and poetry, Sutcliffe's works present complex and disconcerting amalgams, and combine romanticism with the hard-edge of media manipulation.
*Special screening: Saturday, 20 September, Cinema 2, 12.45pm
There will be a screening of a 1977 episode of BBC's Tonight, selected by Sutcliffe from the BFI archive. This short moment from broadcasting history features Ludovic Kennedy in conversation with Christopher Isherwood, and extends some of the concerns within Sutcliffe's practice. A short text by Sutcliffe accompanies this screening.
All Nought to Sixty exhibitions are marked by special opening and closing viewings on Monday evenings from 7-10pm, which are free and open to all.