Points of Departure

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 21ST JULY 2013

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Dates:
26th June 2013 until 21st July 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
11am-6pm (Thurs 11am-9pm)
 
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Points of DeparturePart of the 2013 Shubbak Festival in London (22nd June to 6th july), Points of Departure presents new commissions by Palestinian artists Jumana Emil Abboud, Bashar Alhroub, Bisan Abu Eisheh, and UK artists Jeremy Hutchison and Olivia Plender - all of whom undertook eight-week residencies in London and Ramallah respectively. In relation to themes raised by the project and the works produced, the exhibition also features a seminal work by Ramallah-based artists Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme. The exhibition has been curated by Rebecca Heald with the support of Mirna Bamieh, and culminates a year of collaboration between ArtSchool Palestine, the British Council and the ICA.

 

About Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe. The ICA also plays host to series of lectures, events, late night art and music parties. Housed in elegant Regency premises on the Mall, the ICA is a great place to start if you're looking for the very cutting edge of gallery art work. More about Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

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Points of Departure  Still: Monster Nuts, Jeremy Hutchison, 2012  

   
Points of Departure - Still: Monster Nuts, Jeremy Hutchison, 2012

Points of Departure Still: Monster Nuts, Jeremy Hutchison, 2012 

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Tube Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
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Leicester Square Masterpark
 
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1a Oxendon Street, Soho, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Points of Departure
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Points of Departure
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | Same location as Points of Departure
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24 Lower Regent Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Points of Departure
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21 - 24 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, , Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Points of Departure
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15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 17 minutes from Points of Departure
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19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 19 minutes from Points of Departure
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6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes from Points of Departure
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Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Points of Departure
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10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Points of Departure
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Points of Departure
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116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from Points of Departure
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1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Points of Departure
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Banqueting House
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Points of Departure
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ArcaArcaAn unmissable night of leftfield multi-platform experimentation, with support from Jesse Kanda.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
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Arca
event > Music
DATES  Thursday 27th November 2014 - 8pm
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
An unmissable night of leftfield multi-platform experimentation, with support from Jesse Kanda.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014An important barometer of contemporary art, Bloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the ICA galleries for a fifth year running. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools from 1,400 submissions. This annual must-see e27th November 2014Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th November 2014 to 25th January 2015
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
An important barometer of contemporary art, Bloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the ICA galleries for a fifth year running. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools from 1,400 submissions. This annual must-see e... More about this event
Friday Salon: On ResidenciesFriday Salon: On ResidenciesTalk about art residency programmes.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
On Soon
Friday Salon: On Residencies
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Friday 28th November 2014 - 3pm
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
Talk about art residency programmes.
Unorthodox Hosts Selected By Shen XinUnorthodox Hosts Selected By Shen XinArtists work selected by Shen Xin.30th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
On Soon
Unorthodox Hosts Selected By Shen Xin
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Sunday 30th November 2014 - 2pm
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
Artists work selected by Shen Xin.
What Work Does The Artwork Do' Criticality In Context: Panel DiscussionWhat Work Does The Artwork Do' Criticality In Context: Panel DiscussionThis symposium brings together those interested in the place and role of art's criticality.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
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On Soon
What Work Does The Artwork Do' Criticality In Context: Panel Discussion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Thursday 4th December 2014 - 2pm
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
This symposium brings together those interested in the place and role of art's criticality.
Tristan Garcia: TalkTristan Garcia: TalkFrench philosopher and novelist is joined in conversation by Morgan Quaintance.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
On Soon
Tristan Garcia: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 4th December 2014 - 6.30pm
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
French philosopher and novelist is joined in conversation by Morgan Quaintance.
Symposium: Realisms And Object Orientations: Art, Politics And The Philosophy Of Tristan GarciaSymposium: Realisms And Object Orientations: Art, Politics And The Philosophy Of Tristan GarciaA Multidisciplinary symposium.5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
On Soon
Symposium: Realisms And Object Orientations: Art, Politics And The Philosophy Of Tristan Garcia
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 5th December 2014 - 11am
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
A Multidisciplinary symposium.
Culture Now: Joshua Simon: TalkCulture Now: Joshua Simon: TalkTalk examining the rise of the selfie.5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
On Soon
Culture Now: Joshua Simon: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Friday 5th December 2014 - 1pm
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
Talk examining the rise of the selfie.
The Artist, The Artwork, The Guardian And The LegacyThe Artist, The Artwork, The Guardian And The LegacySymposium exploring the legacy of artists.6th December 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
On Soon
The Artist, The Artwork, The Guardian And The Legacy
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATES  Saturday 6th December 2014 - 2pm
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
Symposium exploring the legacy of artists.
The Stuff Of Dreams: Shakespeare On The Screen: Romeo & Juliet Discussed With Margot Waddell (PsychoThe Stuff Of Dreams: Shakespeare On The Screen: Romeo & Juliet Discussed With Margot Waddell (Psycho7th December 2014Thursday 11th December 2014 Where:
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12  Carlton House Terrace  The Mall    SW1Y 5AH
Category: event
On Soon
The Stuff Of Dreams: Shakespeare On The Screen: Romeo & Juliet Discussed With Margot Waddell (Psycho
event > Film Events
DATES  Sunday 7th December 2014 - 9.30am
VENUE  Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 
 

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