Talk

Modern Art in 3,600 Seconds with Will Gompertz

6 Sep 2012 – 7 Sep 2012

Regular hours

Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£10 / £8 concessions / £7 ICA Members

ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts)

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Circus/Charing Cross

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Part talk, part improv, part chat show the BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz - with help from some friends - takes a one-hour tour through the story of modern art using his new book What Are You Looking At? as his guide. Informal, anecdotal, entertaining but factastic, Modern Art in 3,600 Seconds promises to carry on the ICA's tradition of art lectures with a difference. At the very least you'll find out why Tracey Emin's unmade bed is a work of art but yours is not. Followed by a signing of What Are You Looking At? published by Penguin. Will Gompertz is the BBC Arts Editor and was a Director at Tate for 7 years. He is one of the world's leading art journalists and has interviewed the finest modern artists and curators - including Damien Hirst, Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, David Hockney, and Tracey Emin. In 2009, he wrote and performed a sell-out one-man comedy show about modern art at the Edinburgh Festival. He was recently voted one of the world's top 50 creative thinkers by New York's Creativity Magazine.

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