Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Cleopatra’s is composed of Bridget Donahue, Bridget Finn, Colleen Grennan, and Erin Somerville. Cleopatra’s works collaboratively with artists and cultural producers to create projects that forge new networks and dialogues between individuals, art practices, and institutions. These projects are realized in their flagship noncommercial storefront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. From 2011–12 the collective also operated a satellite art space in Berlin. Further investigations also occur in the form of off-site public programs, events, and in-print publications, encompassing various fields and locales. The aim of Cleopatra’s is to present work and advance ideas informed by both individual and collective perspectives, and to disseminate them among a broad and diverse audience. Cleopatra’s started collaborating on projects in June 2008 and has produced over 90 projects to date.
Cleopatra’s presents the launch of Dark Trajectories: Politics of the Outside, a new publication by Iranian artist Reza Negarestani.read more »