50 projects over 50 weeks in the ICA Studio, in association with Outset.
Openings every Monday from 6-8pm throughout 2015.
Fig-2 is a revival of the project fig-1, which was conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling in 2000. Experimental in its nature, each project was programmed only a few weeks in advance to maintain as much spontaneity as possible.
William Morris and Russian artist El Lissitzky both wanted to change people lives through their art. Whilst Morris saw beauty in the past, Lissitzky sought a new visual language for the future.
In his latest work, British artist David Mabb celebrates the utopian ideas of these two men through their seminal book designs: Morris’s Kelmscott Chaucer and Lissitzky’s For the Voice, a revolutionary book of poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky considered one of the finest achievements in Russian avant-garde bookmaking.
Comprising 30 canvasses, Announcer takes over the gallery space, interweaving and contrasting the two designs so that Morris and Lissitzky’s graphics are never able to fully merge or separate.
The simple but magical formula for truly memorable night out is: great films, amazing spaces, lots of hot tubs and add water.
Don’t just watch films, celebrate them! Dress up, sing, dance, drink, play and most of all enjoy your favourite films, alongside friends old and new. Oh, and did we mention you do all this in a hot tub?
You can book a whole tub to share with six of your nearest and dearest, or you can buy a pair or more tickets to share with others and make a few new friends along the way.
Every tub has one of our delightful tub waiters, to service your every whim, need and desire (within reason).
From a basement in New York, Joseph Cornell channelled his limitless imagination into some of the most original art of the 20th century. Step into his beguiling world at this landmark exhibition.
Cornell hardly ventured beyond New York State, yet the notion of travel was central to his art. His imaginary voyages began as he searched Manhattan’s antique bookshops and dime stores, collecting a vast archive of paper ephemera and small objects to make his signature glass-fronted ‘shadow boxes’.
These miniature masterpieces transform everyday objects into spellbinding treasures. Together they reveal his fascination with subjects from astronomy and cinema to literature and ornithology and especially his love of European culture, from the Romantic ballet to Renaissance Italy.
Wanderlust brings together 80 of Cornell’s most remarkable boxes, assemblages, collages and films, some never before seen outside the USA. Entirely self-taught, the independence of Cornell’s creative voice won the admiration of artists from Marcel Duchamp and the Surrealists, to Robert Motherwell and the Abstract Expressionists, with echoes of his work felt in Pop and Minimalist art.
Havana Club have scoured London for bars serving the best, most authentic Cuban mojitos. No fancy twists, just fresh ingredients and Havana Club ‘3 Años’.
The mojito is the UK’s no. 1 cocktail, and we know how much Londoners enjoy a refreshing drink with friends on a warm summer’s evening. So Havana Club has set about finding bars in London (and the rest of the UK) serving the real deal – authentic Cuban mojitos mixed just how they are in Cuba.
The bars whose Mojitos met the strict standards adhered to by the Cubans are all in the map below!
A candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. Undress your mind and join us to investigate human sexuality at ‘The Institute’, the first of our longer exhibitions. Featuring over 200 objects spanning art, rare archival material, erotica, film and photography, this is the first UK exhibition to bring together the pioneers of the study of sex.
From Alfred Kinsey’s complex questionnaires to the contemporary National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), ‘The Institute of Sexology’ investigates how the practice of sex research has shaped our ever-evolving attitudes towards sexual behaviour and identity. Moving between pathologies of perversion and contested ideas of normality, it shows how sex has been observed, analysed and questioned from the late 19th century to the present day.
‘The Institute of Sexology’ tells the complex and often contradictory story of the study of sex through its pioneers, including Magnus Hirschfeld, Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes, Alfred Kinsey, Margaret Mead, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, and the team behind Natsal. It highlights the profound effect that the gathering and analysis of information can have in changing attitudes and lifting taboos.
The show features contemporary artworks exploring sexual identity by artists Zanele Muholi, John Stezaker, Sharon Hayes and Timothy Archibald. A new commission by artist Neil Bartlett will revisit the sex survey, joining visitors with the hundreds of thousands of anonymous participants whose personal accounts underpin the study of sex.
Sonos Studio Vol.2 is the second edition of a quarterly magazine from Sonos.
Vol.2 celebrates the world of our London collaborators working in sound, music, art and technology including Giles Martin, Hudson Mohawke, Yuri Suzuki, Charlie Dark, NTS, Random International, Tom Dixon, The Royal College of Art, Roisin Murphy, 22 Tracks, Abbey Road Studios and more.
The day features interactive sound installations, Frame yoga, music, talks, art and tech talks.
7:30-8:30am Frame Yoga with Frame Director Pip Black
8:30-9:30am Sonic Bells exercise
Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture.
The intention was to open up London’s splendid buildings to the general public who don’t otherwise have access as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.
Do I need to book?
Entry to a few of the properties will require booking in advance. Relevant contact details will be given for you to do this.
Do I need to pay for entry?
Open House London is a free event.
Do I need to buy a guide to see the participating buildings?
Buildings will be listed on the Open House London website from 14th August.