How the ICA swung in the Sixties

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The Independent Online
Michael Kustow, ICA director from 1967-71, reminisced in the New Statesman recently on a Sixties ICA "happening":

"I invited Carolee Schneeman, a New York pioneer of body and event art to do a happening in the still-unfinished ICA cinema. She filled the place with foam rubber and rolled around on it naked, with images of the Vietnam war projected over her. Several members of the audience stripped off and joined in. Two days later, Lord Goodman warned that the building wasn't paid for and prospective donors might be discouraged by accounts of such happenings."

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