The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, May 22, 2018

ICA Anniversary Print Portfolio 2008 Available June 2
Ryan Gander, Ekow and abacus exploring the dungeon, 2008, Photographic print on paper (from a watercolour illustration by Mark Beesley), 50 x 40cm. Courtesy of the artist and STORE, London.

LONDON.- The ICA Anniversary Print Portfolio 2008 is a set of six limited-edition prints commissioned from six British and international artists; figures who the ICA has developed special relationships with and who, it believes, are helping to define the art practice of the future. The artists are Carol Bove, Peter Coffin, Ryan Gander, Judith Hopf, Rosalind Nashashibi and Tomas Saraceno. The portfolio is produced in an edition of sixty, in a beautiful custom-made box. The prints employ a variety of techniques and media, measure 40cm x 50cm and are signed and numbered (with 10 artist’s proofs). The portfolio is available from 2 June for the special launch price of £950 including VAT (£850 for ICA Members). The portfolio part of the ICA’s ongoing 60th anniversary celebrations and fundraising initiatives, and all proceeds go to support the ICA’s future exhibition programme.

Mark Sladen, director of exhibitions at the ICA commented: “To me these six artists represent the future. Some of them are people with whom the ICA already has a relationship – developed through projects such as Beck’s Futures – while others are new to our programme, and all of them give us some sense of where art is going. Each of the artists has generously donated work to the Anniversary Print Portfolio, thus helping to ensure that the ICA will be able to continue its support for emerging art and artists.”

Carol Bove’s work draws on the philosophies and aesthetics of the 1960s and early 70s. Since 2001 the artist has made a number of wall-based string drawings, and her silkscreen work for the ICA – which is printed in saffron – is based on a work from this series. Bove sees in these string drawings an interesting parallel with instruction-based conceptual artworks of the 1960s – even though they come from a very different, and craft-based, tradition.

The silkscreen print by Peter Coffin is related to a series of sculptures by the artist, entitled Sculpture Silhouette Props, which recreate iconic 20th Century sculptures in two-dimensional cut-outs. The artist says that these works “turn timeless icons into mirrors of sorts” and that, “by reconsidering a history of progressive and avant-garde advances in culture, I propose that we are not at the tail end of history… but instead, I urge that we are very much in the midst of a history still being written, and continually rewritten.”

The works of Ryan Gander draw on a wide range of fields including art, design and literature, often appropriating existing works or formats to create fictional histories. Gander’s print is a photograph of a watercolour illustration by Mark Beesley that portrays the ICA’s artistic director, Ekow Eshun, carrying an abacus and a torch in the basement of the organisation. The image was inspired by a children’s illustration of a child exploring a haunted castle.

Judith Hopf has worked in a wide range of media including video, drawing, performance and installation, offering an absurdist – and ultimately utopian – exploration of everyday conventions and accepted artistic forms. Her silkscreen print (realised with the help of fellow artist Martin Ebner) was inspired by the work of Bridget Riley, whose style is here unexpectedly used to depict a nose.

Rosalind Nashashibi is best known for her film works, quasi-documentary pieces which have often taken the form of portraits of individuals or environments, and which are always highly melancholic in nature. Nashashibi has also made a number of collages, and her mixed media print is based on one such work, and is itself made using a collage technique. The artist says that the work “is a sort of wish or fantasy self-portrait and simultaneously a portrait of a friend.”

Tomas Saraceno is involved in an ongoing exploration of airborne communities as a solution to the world’s exploding population. In 2006, in a commission for the Barbican Centre, London, Saraceno travelled to the world’s largest salt lake, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Saraceno’s photograph captures a sensation that is created in this extreme environment: that of an immersion in the clouds.

Sales enquiries: For sales enquiries: call 020 7766 1452; see; or visit the ICA Bookshop. The works are on show in the ICA’s Concourse 2 June – 2 November.

Today's News

May 26, 2008

Picasso Retrospective From The Picasso Museum in Paris Opens in Abu Dhabi Today

Christie's To Host British Art Week With A Series of Auctions, Lectures and Events June 4-6

ICA Anniversary Print Portfolio 2008 Available June 2

Musée National Des Arts Asiatiques Guimet Presents Hokusai

Andreas Fogarasi: Információ Opens at Ernst Museum

Holodomor: Genocide by Famine at The Ukrainian Museum

Oh Chi-Gyun: Defining Landscape at Chelsea Art Museum

Five Hundred Years of Icon History at Christie's - Icons and Artefacts from the Orthodox World

Cerca Series: Nina Katchadourian at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Eric Forstmann: Cash, Clouds, Shirts, Fruit at Butler Institute

June UBS 12x12 Presents Mark Booth at MCA Chicago

NGA Opens Luminous Photographs of the Ocean and Beach by Richard Misrach

Gregg Hill: Smashed at 3rd Rail Gallery

Hauser and Wirth Presents Hans Josephsohn's Sculptures

Featherin' our Nests Fundraiser Auctions Plunderware Birdhouse by Local Artist

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Boy and an amateur archaeologist unearth legendary Danish king's trove in Germany

2.- Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

3.- Philadelphia Museum of Art opens "Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950"

4.- Exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery presents a cross-section of works from Thomas Mailaender's career

5.- New York's Chelsea Hotel celebrity door auction raises $400,000

6.- Stevie Ray Vaughan's first guitar drives Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction to nearly $2.9 million

7.- Lichtenstein's Nude with Blue Hair tops $2.4 million sale of Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples

8.- $6.7 million Fancy Intense Blue Diamond sets auction record at Sotheby's New York

9.- Mexico court blocks sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

10.- Dutch museums to conduct new research on the paintings of Pieter de Hooch

Related Stories

Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful