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I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

1 May - 4 Aug 2019

With her experimental, punk-inspired poems, novels and plays, Kathy Acker (1947–97) subverted pre-conceived notions of language, identity, sexuality and the body. Structured around fragments from Acker’s texts, this exhibition incorporates works by a number of other writers and artists, as well as archival materials documenting Acker’s own performances of her work (some of which took place in the ICA, when she was living in London in the 1980s). Find out more from the ICA’s website. 

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Excerpt from Blood and Guts in High School (1978), Kathy Acker.

Excerpt from Blood and Guts in High School (1978), Kathy Acker. Courtesy the estate of Kathy Acker

Empire of the Senseless (video still; 1988), Atelia ten Brink.

Empire of the Senseless (video still; 1988), Atelia ten Brink. Courtesy the artist and LUX, London

Front cover of the first edition of Kathy Acker’s Don Quixote, published by Grove Press, New York in 1986.

Front cover of the first edition of Kathy Acker’s Don Quixote, published by Grove Press, New York in 1986. © Kathy Acker

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