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A journey through London’s subculture: 1980s to Now

— September 2013

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Martine Charalambou, Portrait of Jonny Woo, Portrait with jewels © Martine Charalambou

ICA Off-Site: Old Selfridges Hotel

A journey through London’s subculture: 1980s to Now

13 September – 20 October 2013

The ICA is launching a major new off-site project at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London as part of a series of events this summer, which started with Glastonbury Festival. ‘A Journey through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now’ illustrates a perceived thread of creativity between the post-punk era and the present day – a legacy that underpins London’s incredible creative potential in the present.

The project will occupy the vast first floor of the Old Selfridges Hotel, a cavernous industrial raw space, situated on Orchard Street directly above the department store and entered near the Selfridges Food Hall. The project will bring together up to 60 influential artists and art movements from London past and present, including Bodymap, Matthew Darbyshire, Giles Deacon, Louise Gray, Zaha Hadid, Jeffrey Hinton, Sarah Lucas, Lucky PDF, Nicola Tyson, Julie Verhoeven, Studio Voltaire, Jonny Woo and Bethan Laura Wood.

 ‘A Journey through London’s Subculture: 1980s to Now’ takes a closer look at the link between artistic and creative endeavour in London from the early 1980s through to the emerging talent of 2013, proposing a single thread of creativity that can be traced back over the past twenty years. The ICA holds an integral place in this history, playing a unique role in the presentation of radical work by both established and emerging talent, many of whom are included in this project, to a wider audience at critical points in their careers.

Old Selfridges Hotel
1 Orchard Street
London W1H 6JS.

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