In light of challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Ikon has departed from the advertised programme to curate a group exhibition from artworks it has accumulated over time. Faster Than Ever is an exhibition invented out of necessity, an exercise in capitalising on chance, making the most of incongruity and happy accidents.
Though not a collecting institution, Ikon houses an extraordinary range of paintings, sculptures and photographs, as well as the many films, sound pieces and wall drawings held as digital files. With the permission of the participating artists, these works are released back into the galleries in combinations and a context not originally envisioned.
Artists include Giovanni Anselmo, Thomas Bewick, Julie Brook, Pavel Büchler, Alice Cattaneo, Lee Bul, Edmund Clark, Martin Creed, Kate Groobey, Graham Gussin, Arturo Herrera, Carmen Herrera, On Kawara, Lutz and Guggisberg, Haroon Mirza, Ivan Morison, Nástio Mosquito, Grace Ndiritu, Timur Novikov, Cornelia Parker, Navin Rawanchaikul, Noguchi Rika, Savage, Shimabuku, Dayanita Singh, Bosco Sodi, Nancy Spero, Beat Streuli David Theobald and Gillian Wearing.