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Join the expanded-form magazine and artist collective Da Thirst on the night of January 24th when they present an artists’ fête in the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Founded in 1946 by a group of artists, collectors and critics including Roland Penrose, Peter Watson and Herbert Read, the ICA is a beacon of forward-thinking light that supports radical art and cultural questioning.

This unique event features face-painting salons, freak shows, fortunetellers, tiki bars, live caricatures, blind dating, a pingpong tournament and more, and will culminate in musical performances and DJs in the ICA Bar (8pm–11pm).

If you can’t make this particular night out, check out the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibit through January 25th, with selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga choosing works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools. And from the 27th of January check out another show First Happenings: Adrian Henri in the ‘60s and ’70s through 15 March 2015.

The ICA is located on The Mall in the heart of central London, SW1Y 5AH. Open Tuesday–Sunday 11am–6pm.

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