fig-2

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

5 January – 20 December 2015

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fig-2 is free to all on Mon openings

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Fatoş Üstek curates 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks at the ICA studio.

A revival of Mark Francis and Jay Jopling's fig-1 project from 2000, fig-2 debuts a new exhibition by a different artist each week. In order to retain the spontaneity that characterised the original programme, the upcoming artist is only announced the Wednesday beforehand on the fig-2 website. Their show then opens at an evening reception the following Monday.

As with its original incarnation – which featured the likes of Jeremy Deller, Will Self, Philip Treacy and Patti Smith – the dynamic programme includes artists working across the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, fashion, film, literature and performance.

The project is hosted in ICA Studio, which is able to facilitate everything from large-scale exhibitions to intimate performance pieces thanks to moveable walls, lighting and bookcases.

The Art Fund is supporting the curator of fig-2, Fatos Üstek, who has previously worked on an array of prestigious international projects – most recently the 10th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea.

fig-2 want to commemorate this ambitious project to stage 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks with a beautifully-designed publication. Help them by donating to their Art Happens campaign and you can choose from a selection of exciting rewards – including 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.

Art Fund and fig-2's curatorial practice workshop

The Art Fund is delighted to offer 15 places to a curatorial practice workshop, Towards an Epoch of New Institutionalism – The Future of Art's Visibility, at the ICA on Friday 27 NovemberThe workshop is the third and final part of an ongoing series that has explored the relationship between works of art in an exhibition, the exhibition and the audience. Find out more and book your place.

We'll be updating this page each week with the latest fig-2 exhibition. Visit fig-2's Vimeo channel to hear the Art Fund curator talks.​

Exhibitions

50/50: Laura Eldret – 14 to 20 December

49/50: Manuel Mathieu – 7 to 13 December

48/50: Seth Ayyaz – 30 November to 6 December

47/50: Allison Katz – 23 to 29 November

46/50: Vesna Petresin – 16 to 22 November

45/50: Lynne Marsh – 9 to 15 November

44/50: Donuts – 2 to 8 November

43/50: Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry – 26 October to 1 November

42/50: Bruce McLean – 19 to 25 October

41/50: FOS – 12 to 18 October

40/50: Una Knox – 5 to 11 October

39/50: Darren Bader – 28 September to 4 October

38/50: Josh Wright & Guillaume Vandame – 21 to 27 September

37/50: Melanie Manchot​ – 14 to 20 September​

36/50: Eva Grubinger – 7 to 13 September

35/50: Amy Stephens – 31 August to 6 September

34/50: Veronika Hauer – 24 to 30 August​

33/50: El Ultimo Grito – 17 to 23 August​

32/50: Oreet Ashery – 10 to 16 August​

31/50: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin​​​ – 3 to 9 August​

30/50: Anna Barham – 27 July to 2 August

29/50: POSTmatter – 20 to 26 July

28/50: Patrick Coyle & Francesco Pedraglio – 13 to 19 July

27/50: Karen Mirza – 6 to 12 July

26/50: Anne Hardy – 29 June to 5 July

25/50: Cecilia Bengolea, Celia Hempton & Prem Sahib – 22 to 28 June

24/50: Ben Judd – 15 to 21 June

23/50: Eva Rothschild and Joe Moran – 8 to 14 June

22/50: Marjolijn Dijkman – 1 to 7 June

21/50: The Rot of the Stars – 25 to 31 May

20/50: David Cheeseman, Ole Hagen & Roberto Trotta – 18 to 24 May

19/50: Ruth Beale ​– 11 to 17 May

18/50: Kathryn Elkin ​– 4 to 10 May

17/50: Charlotte Moth – 27 April to 3 May

16/50: Jacopo Miliani – 20 to 26 April

15/50: The White Review – 13 to 19 April

14/50: Suzanne Treister – 6 to 12 April

13/50: Shezad Dawood – 30 March to 5 April

12/50: Tom McCarthy – 23 to 29 March

11/50: Beth Collar – 16 to 22 March

10/50: Annika Ström – 9 to 15 March

9/50: Deborah Coughlin with Gaggle – 2 to 8 March

8/50: Edmund Cook – 23 February to 1 March

7/50: Claire Hooper and Maria Loboda – 16 to 22 February

6/50: Young In Hong – 9 to 15 February
Get free tickets to the performances on Monday 9 and Thursday 12 February with your National Art Pass

5/50: Rebecca Birch – 2 to 8 February

4/50: Simon Welsh – 26 January to 1 February

3/50: Hiraki Sawa – 19 to 25 January

2/50: Charles Avery –12 to 18 January

1/50: Laura Eldret – 5 to 11 January

Venue information

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)