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Nought to Sixty

Nought to Sixty

5 May 20082 Nov 2008

Nought to Sixty presents sixty projects by emerging artists based in Britain and Ireland over six months from 5 May to 2 November 2008.

Most of the artists in Nought to Sixty are under 35, few of them have had significant commercial exposure, and in most cases this is their first opportunity to mount a solo project in a major public space.

The season is not intended to announce any new generation or style, but to build up a multifaceted portrait of the emerging art scene in the two countries and to provide a space for exchange.

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The Nought to Sixty programme consists of:

  • Week-long exhibitions in the ICA's Upper Galleries.
  • Performances, screenings and talks in the ICA's other spaces.
  • Other projects off-site

Events happen at the ICA every Monday night:

  • Special exhibition viewings every Monday from 7 to 10pm.
  • Performances, screenings and talks on Mondays at 8pm.
  • All Monday night events are free.
  • Image: Matthew Darbyshire: Plan for ICA

    Matthew Darbyshire

    6 May 200831 May 2008

    Adapting the lighting of a number of public spaces in and around the ICA, appropriating vibrant lighting schemes from commercial and public sites in London.

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  • Image: Babak Ghazi: Model

    Babak Ghazi

    6 May 200812 May 2008

    Found imagery from advertising, music and fashion exploring the strident projection of identity within these arenas.

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  • Image: Nina Canell & Robin Watkins: Digging a hole

    Nina Canell + Robin Watkins

    6 May 200812 May 2008

    A new installation that includes a film about digging, and objects and events that combine light, sound and subtle movement.

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  • Image: Babak Ghazi: Model

    Nought to Sixty: Lunchtime talk by Richard Birkett

    8 May 200822 May 2008

    ICA Assistant Curator Richard Birkett talks about artists in the Nought to Sixty programme.

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  • Image: Kim Coleman & Jenny Hogarth: Fool's Mate

    Kim Coleman + Jenny Hogarth with Boyle Family

    12 May 2008

    A performance work by two young artists working in collaboration with the seminal Boyle Family.

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  • Image: Alastair MacKinven: Et Sick In Infinitum

    Alastair MacKinven

    19 May 200826 May 2008

    Questioning and critiquing art-world myths, using the impossible Penrose stairs as a starting point.

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  • Image: Seamus Harahan: Valley of Jehosephat

    Seamus Harahan

    19 May 200826 May 2008

    Video footage from a Bloody Sunday Commemoration march that uses music to reinterpret potentially turbulent narratives.

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  • Image: Aileen Campbell: Mariakapel Rondo

    Aileen Campbell

    19 May 2008

    An improvised and collaborative 'voiceworks' that involves the creation of a live soundtrack.

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    Salon discussion: Independent publishing and critical discourse

    26 May 2008

    Arts research and publishing organisation Afterall lead a discussion on independent publishing and critical discourse.

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  • Image: Clunie Reid, 'People Think I'm the Funniest Person They've Ever Met'

    Clunie Reid

    2 Jun 20089 Jun 2008

    Newspapers, magazines and the internet are manipulated into large-scale collages that invoke notions of sexuality and aggression.

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    Guestroom

    2 Jun 2008

    Presenting the work of other artists through publications, events and documentaries and emphasising the communal aspects of artistic production.

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    Salon discussion: Independent spaces and emerging forms of connectivity

    23 Jun 2008

    Part of the Nought to Sixty salon series, looking at new and experimental models for galleries and arts organisations.

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  • Image: Juliet Blightman

    Juliette Blightman

    30 Jun 20087 Jul 2008

    The artist's brother will visit regularly to obey this new work's title: Please Water the Plant and Feed the Fish.

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  • Image: All my favourite artists had problems with alcohol

    Andrea Büttner

    30 Jun 20087 Jul 2008

    Looking at the places where art and religion overlap, recently working with a group of Carmelite nuns.

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  • Image: Thomas Kratz

    Thomas Kratz

    30 Jun 2008

    Taking Joseph Beuys as a starting point and heading into contemporary tribalistic ritual.

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  • Image: Redmond Entwistle, Skein

    Redmond Entwistle

    7 Jul 2008

    Redmond Entwistle presents Skein, a film about migration made in New Jersey, plus a new work that includes personal accounts of the ICA's history.

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  • Image: Alastair MacKinven

    Andrew Hunt with Erik Blinderman and Michael Eddy, Jonty Lees + Alastair MacKinven

    12 Jul 200813 Jul 2008

    A multi-layered event involving installation, performance and documentation, happening both in and around the ICA.

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  • Image: Nina Beier and Marie Lund, An Encore

    Nina Beier + Marie Lund

    14 Jul 2008

    A young singer who recently performed at the ICA is invited back on the understanding that he play, talk and act exactly the same as he did the first time.

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  • Nought to Sixty Salon Discussion: 'You Talkin' to me? Why art is turning to education'

    Salon Discussion: 'You Talkin' to me? Why art is turning to education'

    14 Jul 2008

    This month's Nought to Sixty discussion looks at the state of art education, and the pedagogical as a curatorial model.

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  • Image: The Hut Project wearing conceptual beards

    The Hut Project

    21 Jul 200828 Jul 2008

    Artists Chris Bird, Ian Evans and Alec Steadman look at the art world through events that employ some surprising conceptual strategies.

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  • Image: Sean Edwards, Painting of an RS Box

    Sean Edwards

    21 Jul 200828 Jul 2008

    Investigating the sculptural potential of the everyday, often using found or borrowed objects, bits of other works and studio knick-knacks.

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  • Image: Andy Wake, The Basest Horn of His Hoof is More Musical Than the Pipe of Hermes

    Andy Wake

    21 Jul 2008

    Sculpture and video present the audience with a theatrical performance, one that plays with the perception of live action and the understanding of real time.

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  • Image: Will Holder, Bachelor Party

    Will Holder

    28 Jul 2008

    Celebrating Marcel Duchamp's 121st birthday with a party and an investigation of the gap between language and object.

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  • Image: James Richards, Untitled merchandise

    James Richards

    4 Aug 200811 Aug 2008

    Video footage from personal and mass media sources, chopped, edited and distorted to invert the generic into the personal.

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  • Image: Iain Hetherington, Diversified Cultural Worker 1

    Iain Hetherington

    4 Aug 200811 Aug 2008

    Painterly smears and blobs sporting photographic renderings of baseball caps and collaged teeth made from Swarovski crystals.

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  • Image: Brown Mountain Alumni Luke Roberts

    Brown Mountain College

    4 Aug 2008

    Artists, dancers, actors, filmmakers, political activists and comedians come together for an evening of skill-sharing and cross disciplinary performance.

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  • Image: Tris Vonna-Michell, The Trades of Others

    Tris Vonna-Michell

    11 Aug 2008

    A 35mm work showing in the cinema, combining personal myth with historical traces, using photographic imagery and accumulated ephemera.

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  • Image: Ursula Mayer, The Crystal Gaze

    Ursula Mayer

    18 Aug 200825 Aug 2008

    Considering the representation of women through the twin poles of classical Hollywood glamour and the modernist avant garde.

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  • Image: Lorna Macintyre, Say all the poets

    Lorna Macintyre

    18 Aug 200825 Aug 2008

    Macintyre creates analogies between man and nature, using alchemical procedures in her photographic, metal, wood and glass work.

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  • Image: Stephen Connolly, Great American Desert

    Stephen Connolly

    18 Aug 2008

    Two film works considering the political and social changes since the World Trade Centre attacks in 2001.

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    Salon discussion: The Private Salon

    25 Aug 2008

    A discussion on the significance of the 'private salon' from Miss B's Salons.

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  • Photo: Sarah Pierce, Red Archive

    Sarah Pierce

    1 Sep 20088 Sep 2008

    A new worked created from research in the ICA archive, interviews with artists and educators and a workshop held in Dublin.

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  • Image: Giles Round

    Giles Round

    1 Sep 20088 Sep 2008

    Modernist sculpture and design and the trappings of bourgeois living mixed with the hedonism of musical subcultures.

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  • Image: Junior Aspirin poster

    Junior Aspirin Records

    1 Sep 2008

    Skipping and wiggling between art and music, manipulating the image-making processes of the commercial music scene.

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  • Still: Ben Rivers, House

    Ben Rivers

    8 Sep 2008

    Short films which focus on lives led at one remove from society, looking on the desire to achieve liberty through the simplification of lifestyle.

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  • Image: David Osbaldeston, The Pleasure of Your Company

    David Osbaldeston

    15 Sep 200822 Sep 2008

    Drypoint etchings reproducing ICA private-view cards, one for each year since 1950, when the institution first started producing such cards.

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  • Image: Stephen Sutcliffe, We'll Let You Know

    Stephen Sutcliffe

    15 Sep 200822 Sep 2008

    Short video works fusing found imagery with lyrical elements that include recordings of music and poetry.

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  • Image: Maria Fusco, The Happy Hypocrite

    Maria Fusco

    15 Sep 2008

    Readings of short fiction by Fusco and others and a screening of the Maysles Brothers' 1965 documentary short Meet Marlon Brando.

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    Salon discussion: Contemporary art, music and fashion

    22 Sep 2008

    Francesca Gavin, arts editor of Dazed & Confused magazine, looks at contemporary art's relationship to the music and fashion scenes.

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  • Image: Garrett Phelan, IT is dead

    Garrett Phelan

    29 Sep 20086 Oct 2008

    Sources of sound literally and metaphorically buried, using paint and cement.

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  • Image: Arkwright's Ferret

    Ruth Ewan

    29 Sep 20086 Oct 2008

    An ongoing collaboration with a London busker.

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  • Photo: Magic Arm

    Open Music Archive

    29 Sep 2008

    Live performances of out-of-copyright music by bands and DJs.

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  • Image: Matthew Noel-Tod: Blind Carbon Copy

    Matthew Noel-Tod

    6 Oct 2008

    Questioning how cinema mediates our lived experience.

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  • Image: Bernd Behr and Gail Pickering, Sinister Practices

    Gail Pickering

    13 Oct 200820 Oct 2008

    Tableaux vivants combining historical and modern references.

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  • Image: Torsten Lauschmann: Quality

    Torsten Lauschmann

    13 Oct 200820 Oct 2008

    The technophilia of the amateur inventor, and the aesthetic of glitches.

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  • Image: Mark Aerial Waller, Resistance Domination Secret

    Mark Aerial Waller

    13 Oct 2008

    Films that move across science fiction, Greek tragedy and documentary, unveiling fantastical narratives.

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    Salon discussion: feminism in current cultural practice

    20 Oct 2008

    Presented by public works, an art/architecture collective based in London.

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  • Image: The Cut Launch

    Hardcore Is More Than Music

    27 Oct 2008

    The launch of a special edition of HIMTM magazine The Cut.

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  • Image: Fiona Jardine, Moltke's Eye

    Fiona Jardine

    27 Oct 20082 Nov 2008

    Installations using sculpture, drawing and photography.

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  • Image: Duncan Campbell, Bernadette

    Duncan Campbell

    27 Oct 20082 Nov 2008

    Archive footage reused to make dense social and historical narratives.

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  • Image: Macroprosopus Dancehall Band

    ELECTRA with Macroprosopus Dancehall Band + party

    2 Nov 2008

    Nought to Sixty goes out with a bang: a new commission from noise musicians Maya-Victoria Kjellstrand and Frances May Morgan.

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  • Image: Double Agent and Nought to Sixty

    Double Agent/Nought to Sixty launch

    14 Apr 2009

    Two new publications and a new performance by Nina Beier and Marie Lund.

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