This microsite is dedicated to the ICA summer season entitled Journal, which includes a group exhibition and a number of talks, events and film screenings. Updated on a regular basis throughout the duration of the project, this microsite will operate as an online diary and a point of distribution, presenting unique online commissions alongside contextual information such as interviews, texts, video works and documentation of the ongoing related programme.

The ICA has invited international artists, theorists and writers who explore both historical events and more gradual social changes in their work: from responding to unusual circumstances created by major events, such as the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan or the residual post-invasion environment in Iraq, to simply finding unique connections through on- and offline chance encounters with public spaces and people. Rather than illustrating a circumscribed theme, Journal offers a looser configuration of individual projects to consider the artist’s role in bringing focus to the changing world around us. 

At the project’s core is an exhibition of five individual presentations in media ranging from photography and installation to film by Rossella Biscotti, Edson Chagas, Cyprien Gaillard, Paulo Nazareth, and Koki Tanaka. Of equal status are projects that have been made for the ICA’s online space including an online commission by Charlotte Prodger and Isla Leaver-Yap, live performance events that will take place at the ICA and off-site by Paul Elliman, Ahmet Öğüt, Richard Sides, and Koki Tanaka, and a series of artist film screenings in the ICA Cinema by Duncan Campbell and Bouchra Khalili. Accompanying these events will be talks by Marlie Mul and Joshua Simon.

Designed by Julia

Crafted by Tincan

Supported by the Journal Exhibition Supporters Group including Mendes Wood DM.

Exhibition Supporter


Supported by

 Japan Foundation