Anyone who’s ever been to London will know the incredible amount of artistic treasures that can be found within the city and its many famous galleries and museums. Among the list of historic artistic venues is the Institute of Contemporary Arts, which has provided locals and tourists alike with a growing collection of artistic works for decades. The amazing exhibits from some of the world’s best contemporary artists keep visitors flocking through the doors of the institute every day.
Art fans and people looking for a more creative experience on their trip to London will not want to miss out on a day at the ICA. To make sure you can plan your visit properly, we’ve put together a list of the events and exhibitions to keep an eye out for this month.
Massimo de Angelis: The Commons and Social Change
This discussion by political theorist Massimo de Angelis is sure to challenge your conceptions of modern politics and make you think about the opinions you have on society. The esteemed Angelis is an accomplished Professor of Political Economy and has worked for years to produce some of the most respected work in his field. If you want to widen the scope of your political and social opinions during your stay at The Piccadilly London West End hotels, then be sure to note down this intriguing event on your calendar.
Tape Loop Workshop and Howlround’s Tape Orchestra
Fans of electronic music and contemporary performance art will not want to miss out on this amazing learning experience. Get close to some of the artists that have helped revolutionise tape looping and tape splicing, techniques that have been used to generate unique sounds since the birth of electronic music decades ago. You can spend the afternoon learning the intricate techniques and skilful subtleties that have helped Howlround, Calum Gunn and Ewa Justka create some of the most unique music to date. Be taught from the best how to create and modify your very own music-making tools and then spend the evening performing alongside them.
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary
This is your chance to watch the exclusive documentary of one of the world’s most iconic and forward-thinking musicians. John Coltrane was famous for his music that took listeners on an emotional journey through heart-break, pain, joy and sadness. This film directed by popular filmmaker John Scheinfeld is being screened exclusively at the ICA, so be sure not to miss out this month because this will be one of the only chances you’ll get to watch it.
Experimental Animation Workshop
Award-winning artist and animator Jessica Ashman will be running a workshop which promises to provide visitors with an in-depth look at the world of animation and how its boundaries can be pushed. The hands-on lecture is primarily aimed at women of colour between the ages of 16-24 but will be open to anyone that wants to learn more about the artistic merit of animation and the way it can be used in modern media.