May 13–19, 2014
This May, ICI, in collaboration with Zoma Contemporary Art Center (ZCAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Sessions will focus on topics that range from the pragmatics of developing a program to building infrastructure and platforms for the support of artistic production. It will look at art production in Africa and the Diaspora via a set of international examples.
do it takes written instructions by artists as a point of departure. These can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted. do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the “Exhibition in Progress.”Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist Find out more »
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Maria Hlavajova (General and Artistic Director of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht) will present her current research interests and curatorial projects.April 1, 2014 @ Kellen Auditorium, The New School Find out more »
Today Middlebury College Museum of Art opens Performance Now, a selection of works by artists who practice a variety of art making procedures featuring videos, objects, films, and installations that document ephemeral occurrences.April 20, 2014 @ Middlebury College Museum of Art Find out more »
Free Play explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From playfulness, to mathematical strategy, the artists have mined the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that often involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.
Join ICI and the Spring 2014 Curatorial Intensive on Tuesday, March 25 for a daylong public symposium where the participants will present the exhibition and project proposals that they have developed through the program.
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring international curators—Maria Hlavajova (General and Artistic Director of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht) will present her current research interests and curatorial projects.
ICI’s Curatorial Intensive program was established in 2010 as the world’s first short-course, low-cost training program for curators. Intended to bring working professionals together to gain new skills and perspectives on pragmatic aspects of curating, as well as to increase dialogue in curatorial ideas, the Intensive supports early- to mid-career curators working independently or institutionally in emerging and established art centers around the world. Two programs are held in New York every year, and others are developed in collaboration with partners around the world.
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ICI’s 2014 Curatorial Fellow Sumesh Sharma seeks to uncover the complex histories of colonialism in Africa, Middle East, and South Asia by examining the funding mechanisms and institutional support of art institutions that utilize the power structures put in place by colonial laws.
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI announce the 2014 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean.
Application deadline: April 1, 2014
The Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and ICI are pleased to announce an open call for curators: The 2014 CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. In its third edition, this travel award will support a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. Intending to generate new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, and cultural centers in the area, this award will cover curatorial residencies, studio visits, and/or archival research.
The CPPC Travel Award will support a curator to visit either one or multiple locations in Central America and the Caribbean, and will prioritize first encounters, allowing curators that have not traveled to the region to make connections and develop networks. The travel period can be anywhere between three weeks and three months, and take place between May and November 2014. The grant will cover costs of up to $10,000. Funds can be requested to visit one or more of the following countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama; and, in the Caribbean: The Antilles, The Bahamas, Colombia (Caribbean region), and Turks and Caicos Islands.Read more »
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Last year, under the auspices of ICI, I embarked on a project focusing on African art in general and the art of the African Portuguese-speaking countries in particular. The research included field trips to Luanda (Angola) and Maputo (Mozambique), where I assembled documentation about artists, museums, galleries, exhibitions, and players such as collectors and dealers.