Between March 21 and 24, the ICA (institute Of Contemporary Arts) in London will exhibit photographs and artwork created for and by R.E.M., including some truly striking shots by Anton Corbijn. The photo exhibition has been curated by the New Yorkerâs resident photographer, Steve Pyke following a visit to R.E.M. HQ in Athens, Georgia, earlier this year.
Throughout the Easter period a digital loop of images from futurepicenter.com will be screened from the ICAâs digital studio and, on Monday, March 24, the ICA will premiere the Vincent Moon R.E.M. film, Six Days, along with his series of R.E.M. Take Away shows. Vincent will be in the ICA with Michael for a Q&A session at lunchtime, following which the ICA Cinema will screen two hours of rare footage including Rough Cut, a Monster-era documentary by the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
âWe are delighted that R.E.M. is generously supporting our 60th anniversary with a series of standout events culminating in a collaborative gig at the Royal Albert Hall,” Ekow Eshun, ICA Artistic Director said. “The ICA has consistently been at the forefront of cultural exploration, working with leading and emergent talent to present a fresh understanding of art and culture, and provide a forum for exploration. R.E.M. are true trailblazers who have pushed the boundaries of their form and it is with great pleasure that we are working with them to help the ICA to continue to foster new voices and address wider artistic concerns.â