Faster Than Ever 4 December 2020 – 14 February 2021 at Ikon Gallery

Ikon announces the forthcoming group show Faster Than Ever – an exhibition invented out of necessity in response to the challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Involving more than 20 artists from across the world, Faster Than Ever is an exercise in capitalising on chance, making the most of incongruity and happy accidents.

Participating artists include Thomas Bewick, Julie Brook, 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, Cornelia Parker, Navin Rawanchaikul, Noguchi Rika, Shimabuku, Dayanita Singh, Bosco Sodi, Nancy Spero and Beat Streuli.

In essence, Faster Than Ever is an analogy for the improvisation, the “making do and getting by”, that frames the way we navigate the world. Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director, explains:

“During these extraordinary times – which call for extraordinary measures – we could not be more aware of the diversions and U-turns required, taking us through unfamiliar landscapes. This exhibition accentuates the positive, highlighting what is possible in the midst of uncertainty. Ikon is an art gallery that has always been fast on its feet, now moving faster than ever.”