The Institute of Contemporary Art has a remarkable biography: in 1989 ICA held an exhibition of Ilya Kabakov, and in 1991 Damien Hirst presented his work to the public for the first time. Also, the gallery held exhibitions of Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Yves Klein, as well as lectures by Yoko Ono, philosophers Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault. The atmosphere in the gallery is very relaxed, friendly and free thinking, they often hold avant-garde festivals, concerts, ambiguous performances and lectures. Exciting dialogues can be overheard in the cafe by the gallery. Being famous for its love for provocative and marginal art, ICA barely escaped bankruptcy in 2010.