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    Between consensus and anxiety: curating transparency at the ICA of the 1950s

    Cranfield, Benjamin (2012) Between consensus and anxiety: curating transparency at the ICA of the 1950s. Journal of Curatorial Studies 1 (1), pp. 83-100. ISSN 2045-5836.

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    This article explores the founding principles of London's Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) through two of its experimental exhibitions, Growth and Form (1951) and an Exhibit (1957). By examining the writings of key individuals in the ICA's early years, such as Lawrence Alloway, Richard Hamilton and Herbert Read, this text considers how methods of curatorial inquiry were defined and developed. The purview of the curatorial, in this case as a practice that makes visible multiple associations through a strategy of transparency, is used to develop an understanding of the ICA as an institution centred on interdisciplinary investigation.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): curating, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lawrence Alloway, Richard Hamilton, Herbert Read, Growth and Form, an Exhibit
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Film, Media and Cultural Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 13:51
    Last Modified: 08 Apr 2014 10:56


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