ICA Director on Search for New British Avant-Garde

January 25th, 2016

The ICA in London is embarking on a mission to find and help develop the future of the British avant-garde, A Damien Hirst Formaldehyde work at White Cubeled by Director Gregor Muir, known for his early championing of the YBA’s.  “If we are looking for something radical, it is not always about shocking people. It is about being more pernicious, about getting under people’s skin,” he says. “Finding a real sub-culture is more important now than just calling something the new ‘avant-garde’. We need to hear a voice from cultures that are not represented well elsewhere.”