Institute of Contemporary Art

In the run-up to the Kathy Acker exhibition at ICA, London, a look back at a significant recent show and symposium examining her relationship to the visual arts

By Isabel Mehl


26 Apr
11 Aug
W.O. Oldman with masks and headdresses, c. 1920, gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 inches. Te Papa 0.027326. Pacific and Atlantic Photos Ltd.


26 Apr
11 Aug
Kevin Jerome Everson, IFO, 2017. Film still. © Kevin Jerome Everson. Courtesy of the artist, Trilobite Arts DAC, and Picture Palace Pictures.


1 Feb
31 Mar

‘You invite us to forge a ‘we’ with you and your images, to empathize, nodding snorts of identification brimming with tears’

By Mimi Chu

‘The biggest hurdle we had to overcome was psychological: the belief that there never had been, and never could be, great women artists’

By Mary Kelly

From a drone strike in Pakistan to reconstructing Syrian torture cells, a survey of the Eyal Weizman-led 'counter-forensics' agency at London's ICA

By En Liang Khong

Colonialism and contemporary Australia in the paintings of Helen Johnson

By Jennifer Higgie

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

By Debra Lennard
Dennis Morris, John Lydon photographed for proposed Public Image Ltd Metal Box cover, 1979. Courtesy: Dennis Morris

‘The photographer was born in Jamaica in 1960 and grew up in Dalston, east London; he was given a Leica camera and taught darkroom techniques by a patron of his local church’

By Brian Dillon

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

By Katie Kitamura
Tara Donovan, Untitled (Styrofoam Cups), 2004/2008, Styrofoam cups, glue, Installation view.

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA

By Ara H. Merjian