Founded in 1947 by a collective of poets, artists and critics, the ICA moved to its current location on the Mall in 1968. Here it offers exhibitions, arthouse cinema, performance art, philosophical debates, art-themed club nights and anything else that might challenge convention. In a scene awash with controversy-seeking work, its status as art's rebel institution faltered in recent years, but with current director Stefan Kalmár – whose CV includes stints at New York’s Artists Space and Munich’s Bonner Kunstverein – having joined in 2016, the ICA has started once again to deliver. This is the place where pop art was invented, and if you catch the right show here, you just might spot the next big art movement.
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