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Ingrid Schaffner

Ingrid Schaffner is an American curator, art critic, writer, and educator, specializing in contemporary art. She is currently at work on the 57th Carnegie International (Ci18), which will open at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, in fall 2018. Known for the breadth of her art historical knowledge and her exceptional collaborations with artists such as Richard Artschwager, Barry LeVa, Karen Kilimnik, Maira Kalman, and Anne Tyng, Schaffner’s work often coalesces around themes of archiving and collecting, photography, feminism, and alternate modernisms—especially Surrealism. Her many significant monographic and thematic exhibitions have brought attention to under-recognized artists and little-explored themes and practices in the art world. From 2000 to 2015, Schaffner directed the exhibition program at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the leading museums dedicated to exhibiting the innovative art of our time.

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Curatorial Intensive in New York

This September, ICI produces the Curatorial Intensive in New York, offering curators the opportunity to discuss the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial models.

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Jess: To and From the Printed Page

Jess (1923–2004) was an influential artist who emerged in the 1950s from within the literary context of Beat culture in San Francisco. Focusing on his intimate ties to poetry, books, and printed matter, Jess: To and From the Printed Page features examples of his celebrated impastos together with many of his collages and designs, as well as the books and magazines in which they were reproduced.

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Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More … On Collecting

Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More… examines the collecting impulse in different manifestations and raises important questions about the nature of art and its profound and eternal appeal to us.

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