Celebrating the renaissance of painting in the 21st century through works by Korakrit Arunanondchai, Nikolas Gambaroff, Parker Ito and Christopher Wool.

The exhibition takes its title from a Marcel Duchamp quote, as recalled by Richard Hamilton. Hamilton described Duchamp as saying it slowly with additional emphasis on the word 'beware', as if issuing a warning not to overlook the subversive possibilities of this traditional art form.

The phrase could also refer to painting that has been placed in the hands of those who are 'practicing without a license' - an idea was discussed by Christopher Wool at a recent Guggenheim talk. Wool, who dropped out of formal art training at the New York Studio School and instead immersed himself in the world of underground film and music, has work shown here.

The exhibition is a two part project with an interlinked show at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin starting a month after the ICA's.

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