Version History is a new moving-image commission by Metahaven (Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden), and forms part of their investigation into overlapping geopolitical, technological, and emotional conditions.
In recent years Metahaven have moved on from installations and publications to garments and music videos, and now they are working predominantly with film, exploring everything from documentaries and fiction, to essay films and poetry.
Version History consists of three works: Hometown, Information Skies, and the newly commissioned Eurasia (Questions on Happiness) that uses cinematic sequences shot in the Southeastern Urals and Macedonia.
All three pieces share the same aesthetic language, combining cinematic imagery with graphics, animated layers and immersive soundscapes. All three are presented inside distinctive installations that include a hand-tufted carpet and a series of murals that are threaded throughout the gallery.
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Renzo Piano — The Art of Making Buildings – 15 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – This exhibition will explore the buildings of Renzo Piano - the famous Italian architect who designed The Shard
Courtauld Impressionists — From Manet to Cezanne – 17 Sep 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of Impressionist works by Cezanne, Renoir, Manet and more.
Jesse Darling — The Ballad of Saint Jerome – 22 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Jesse Darling uses the legend of Saint Jerome to create works about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.
If you enjoy Institute of Contemporary Arts then you might like to visit BFI Southbank (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Waterloo), Hayward Gallery (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Waterloo), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Charing Cross to Sloane Square) and Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Charing Cross to South Kensington)
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