The Mall, SW1Y Saint James's, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, United Kingdom
The ICA was founded by Roland Penrose, Peter Watson, Herbert Read, Peter Gregory, Geoffrey Grigson and E.L.T. Mesens in 1946. The ICA's founders intended to establish a space where artists, writers and scientists could debate ideas outside the traditional confines of the Royal Academy. The first exhibitions were held in rented premises organised by Penrose, '40 Years of Modern Art' was followed by '40,000 Years of Modern Art' reflecting his interest in primitivism.
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, The Mall, SW1Y Saint James's, District: CITY OF WESTMINSTER, United Kingdom