fig-2 publication

Fatos Ustek by Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Greater London


£15,120 raised
140 funders

Funded 21 December 2015

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If you donate from Wednesday 16 December 4.30pm onwards you will be automatically entered into a draw to win a signed, limited-edition Laura Eldret sampler. Find out more.

By the end of 2015 we will have presented 50 different exhibitions in 50 weeks at the ICA studio as part of our extraordinary project, fig-2. Now we’re asking for your support to help us create the crucial final component; a publication that will document the full scale of this incredible experience, ensuring that it will be remembered for generations to come.

It’s been an amazing year so far. The programme has spanned visual arts, literature, science, fashion, design and performance, with contributors ranging from activists, architects and actors to dancers, sculptors, speakers and even a cybernetics expert.

We plan to capture each of these exhilarating exhibitions in a celebratory publication, bringing together a series of artist interviews, curatorial texts and images of the work or performance in-situ. Additional contributions will come from from prominent members of the art world, such as art critic Louisa Buck; Contemporary Art Society director Caroline Douglas; fig-1 curator and director Mark Francis; Serpentine Gallery co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist; writer and lecturer Gilda Williams; and Tate Modern curator of performance Catherine Wood.

Not only will this publication provide a record of fig-2 for the near 18,000 visitors who have been to the studio, it will also offer a unique insight into the ambition and diversity of the project for anyone who was not able to see it for themselves. Much more than a catalogue, it will be our legacy.

In return for your donation we’re offering a range of wonderful rewards, such as limited-edition prints by Hiraki Sawa, afternoon tea with Bruce McLean in his studio and exclusive access to a VIP drinks reception with the fig-2 artists at our closing party in December.

fig-2 is realised in association with the Outset Contemporary Art Fund. The curator position for the project has been supported by the Art Fund. Find out more about the fig-2 programme.

Five reasons to support the fig-2 publication

There are so many reasons why supporting this unique project will give you a feel-good glow. Here are just five... Read more

One week in: THANK YOU!

To all those who have donated so far, a huge thank you for your support in helping make the fig-2 publication happen... Read more

Own a limited edition by Bruce McLean

With just 12 days to go, we take a closer look at one of our rewards – a limited edition, Nose in Repose, by Scottish artist Bruce McLean... Read more

Why we love fig-2

Three supporters of fig-2 spoke to us about why they love the project and back the publication... Read more

Artist interview: Laura Eldret

Laura Eldret opened fig-2's first exhibition and this week, she opens the last. The artist tells us about her time in Mexico and going beyond the cliché... Read more

Interview with Mark Francis

The co-founder of fig-1 talks to us about the impact of the original project and why fig-2 provides a fresh insight into today's culture... Read more

Donate to fig-2 for the chance to win a Laura Eldret sampler

Win a beautiful signed limited edition by the fig-2 artist... Read more

fig-2 publication is 100% funded

We are delighted to announce that we have reached our goal! We will start working on the fig-2 publication as the new year advances... Read more

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Putting the publication together

Contributions by writers and commentators are arriving to go into the catalogue... Read more

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The publication is nearly here

While the fig-2 public programme has drawn to a close, we continue to work on the fig-2 publication. It has been six months since our last show and we wanted to update you with our progress... Read more

The publication is complete!

We’re delighted to announce that the fig-2 publication will be published in April 2017... Read more

Exciting fig-2 publication news!

We will be hosting a fig-2 publication launch event in London and invite you to save the date for the last week in January 2018... Read more

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fig-2 launch event

We would be delighted if you would join us on Monday 22 January 7-9pm to celebrate the launch of the fig-2 publication... Read more

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