“The Independent Group looked at, discussed, analysed, wrote about, designed, built and assembled a galaxy of highly significant work exploring contemporary culture “as found”. Using a range of sources including the pages of science-fiction magazines, Jackson Pollock’s paintings, Hollywood film, helicopter design, the streets of London’s East End and modernist architecture the Independent Group created a radical approach to looking at and working with visual culture.”
It’s 60 years since the Independent Group first met, and the work is attracting increased attention on an international scale. This two day event celebrates the Independent Group’s legacy at the very institution which first fostered and encouraged it. Contributors explore the history and legacy of the Independent Group in relation to art, architecture, design, material culture, photography and critical theory.
April 26-27, 2012
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London