Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, training opportunities, research initiatives, and publications for curators and audiences around the world. Established in 1975, ICI is headquartered in New York, but active around the world. ICI’s programs are presented and often developed in partnership with art institutions across the globe, therefore encouraging new infrastructures for art practice internationally, and inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968, Zurich, Switzerland) is co-director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris. Since his first show “World Soup” (The Kitchen Show) in 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows.
Obrist’s recent publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Curating But Were Afraid to Ask,Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds, Ai Weiwei Speaks, Sharp Tongues - Loose Lips - Open Eyes - Ears to the Ground, along with new volumes of his Conversation Series.
An animated short about Hans Ulrich Obrist’s ongoing exhibition do it, narrated by Reggie Watts.read more »
do it on view at Manchester Art Gallery from July 5 – September 22, in conjunction with the Manchester International Festival.read more »
do it: the compendium, at the Park Avenue Armory, New York. The soiree was highlighted by the enactment of do it instructions by Uri Aran and Yoko Ono, a live performance by Burberry Acoustic musician Roo Panes, and DJ set by artist Eddie Peake. Photographer: Joe Schildhorn /Billy Farrell Agencyread more »
Join Hans Ulrich Obrist and Massimiliano Gioni for a talk on the exhibition do it and the seminal year of 1993. This event is sold out!read more »
Independent Curators International (ICI) Announces the Winners of the 2012 ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award: NAV HAQ and JAY SANDERSread more »
Announcing Independent Curators International (ICI’s) 2012 Nominees for the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award.read more »
do it is the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the "Exhibition in Progress." do it takes written instructions by artists as a point of departure, which can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted.read more »
From November 4-5, 2011, curators from around the world discussed critical issues in their practice today, examining the possible impact of exhibitions and related curatorial activities on cultural and social change.read more »
FAX invites a multigenerational group of artists, as well as architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, to conceive of the fax machine as a tool for thinking and drawing.read more »
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.read more »