Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz is the curator of contemporary art and art historian in Dresden. She is artistic and managing director of the Kunsthaus Dresden, Municipal Gallery for Contemporary Art in Dresden since 2003. Kunsthaus Dresden is a publicly funded art institute hosting exhibitions and educational projects dedicated to current trends and discourses in international contemporary art. As a curator, writer and art historian, Christiane Mennicke-Schwarz was head of numerous exhibitions of international contemporary art reaching from classical exhibitions to advanced interventions in the rural and urban space. Her curatorial approach states art as a medium of cultural discourse, encompassing vital issues in art, politics and culture. Recent exhibitions and exhibition series have focussed on art and the history of art education, as well as processes of history telling and commemoration in a global context and interrelations between art and media technologies. She initiated a number of conferences on art in public space, as well as art and education and launched numerous series of lectures and events in order to accompany and support the thematic focus of her exhibitions.
This public symposium is a day-long conversation on contemporary curatorial practices in India and abroad, produced in cojunction with the Mumbai Curatorial Intensive, developed and implemented by ICI in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai.
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This 3–day forum on curatorial practice is offered in Mumbai in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC). It develops directly out of the successful prior collaboration, “What Is Curating?” an intensive hands-on series of workshops organized by ICI and MPC in December 2010.read more »