[artinfo] Institute of Contemporary Arts, London presents Artists' Favourites

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Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Artists' Favourites

An Exhibition in Two Acts
Act I: 5 June - 23 July 2004
Act II: 30 July - 5 September 2004


Act I
Artworks chosen by:
Pawel Althamer, Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Victor Burgin, 
Maurizio Cattelan, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Liam Gillick, 
Nan Goldin, Brian Jungen, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Tim Lee, Paul 
McCarthy, Gustav Metzger, Jonathan Monk, Mariko Mori, Gabriel Orozco, 
Yvonne Rainer, Anri Sala, Yinka Shonibare, Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Act II
Artworks chosen by:
Art & Language, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ghada Amer, Daniel Buren, Janet 
Cardiff, Martin Creed, Olafur Eliasson, Ceal Floyer, Liam Gillick, 
Eberhard Havekost, Susan Hiller, Koo Jeong-a, Cildo Mereiles, Vik 
Muniz, Rivane Neuenschwander, Cornelia Parker, Tino Sehgal, Luc 
Tuymans, Gillian Wearing.

Which artworks do artists consider important and influential? Which 
pieces would artists like to see exhibited? What artworks have had an 
influence on other artists' work? Artists' Favourites investigates 
these questions inviting a distinct group of internationally active 
artists to each select and introduce an artwork of personal 
significance. In addition, each artist has been asked to elaborate on 
the reasons behind her or his choice. These statements are presented 
alongside the artworks in the gallery spaces. By selecting on of 
their favourite artworks the artists begin a conversation regarding 
their own individual practice and about particular influences on 
their work. Consequently building a net of relationships, references 
and affinities that go further than their own practice and the 
artwork they have selected for the exhibition. In essence the 
selected works hold an altered significance, standing not only for 
themselves and the artists that created them but in addition 
representing the artists who selected them. The result - a subjective 
and multifarious collection of artists' individual choices - suggests 
the associative relationships between artists and artworks, whilst at 
the same time mirroring the broad spectrum of contemporary practice. 
The selected works include pieces by artists such as:

Act I
Robert Barry, Andre Cadere, John Cage, Martin Creed, Walt Disney, 
Laura Ford, Hollis Frampton, Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Hujar, Sarah 
Jacobs, Alfred Johansen, Donald Judd, Judson Dance Theater, Sol 
LeWitt, Philippe Parreno, Robert Smithson, Rirkrit Tiravanjia, 
Christopher Williams...

Act II
Chantal Akerman, Carl Andre, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Gary Hill, 
Martin Honert, Jeff Koons, Piero Manzoni, Chris Marker, Charles Ray, 
Ed Ruscha, Fred Sandback, Rosemarie Trockel, Andy Warhol, Lawrence 

An exhibition brochure in two volumes with an introduction by Jens 
Hoffmann, ICA Director of Exhibitions, and statements by the invited 
artists will accompany the exhibition and will be available via 
Revolver Publishers Frankfurt: 

ISBN 3-937577-76-9

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