ICA Screens Warhol Classics

In 1965 Warhol purchased a sound-on-film Auricon camera and began depicting the personalities he called “superstars”.

The frame was mostly static, the shots were uninterrupted. Whatever happened in front of the camera over the course of a single setup and a 35-minute reel was the movie, and the results could be unlike any movies ever made.

These films will be shown next week at London's ICA. Art collectors of ArtKabinett social media network are already buying tickets.

Chelsea Girls, Warhol’s 1966 classic Chelsea Girls, screened in its original double-16mm projected format from newly restored prints. This 3 hour epic set in New York’s infamous Hotel Chelsea features a cast of Warhol superstars including Nico, International Velvet, Gerard Malanga and filmmaker Marie Menken, among many others.

Sleep, This six-hour marathon captures Warhol’s close friend and poet John Giorno, shown here, as he sleeps – an experiment in 'anti-film', screened from a set of newly restored prints.

Vinyl, Warhol’s 1965 feature length adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, starring Gerard Malanga, Edie Sedgwick, Ondine and others, with music from The Kinks and The Rolling Stones. Screened from a newly restored print.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is an artistic and cultural centre on The Mall in London, just off Trafalgar Square. It is located within Nash House, part of Carlton House Terrace, near the Duke of York Steps and Admiralty Arch. It contains galleries, a theatre, two cinemas, a bookshop and a bar. Since 2011, the director is Gregor Muir.

The ICA was conceived by a group of radical artists and writers in the 1940s as a space for experimental and challenging arts practice.

It is uniquely positioned on The Mall in central London in a Regency period building designed by John Nash. Since moving to its present location in 1968, the ICA has become the home of the British avant-garde and continues to foreground interdisciplinary art practice.

The ICA was founded by Roland Penrose, Peter Watson, Herbert Read, Peter Gregory, Geoffrey Grigson and E.L.T. Mesens in 1946. They intended to establish a space where artists, writers and scientists could debate ideas outside the traditional confines of the Royal Academy.

The first exhibitions were held in rented premises organized by Penrose, '40 Years of Modern Art' was followed by '40,000 Years of Modern Art' reflecting his interest in primitivism.

Their previous exhibit 'The Remote Control' took a historical look at television's influence on contemporary art.

Chelsea Girls 5 April 2013 {film clip on today's Featured Video}

Sleep 6 April 2013

Vinyl 7 April 2013

Here is the link to book your tickets. http://www.ica.org.uk/37061/Seasons/Warhol-on-Film.html