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.
Julian Myers-Szupinska is an art historian whose writing has appeared in Documents, October, Afterall, Frieze, Fillip, Artforum, Tate Papers, and elsewhere. His interests are focused on sculpture and spatial politics of the 20th century, the social and political dynamics of consumer society, and the socio-historical frameworks for contemporary art and exhibitions. Recent publications include Hopelessness Freezes Time, a study of earthworks, drawing, Detroit, urban warfare and guerrilla historiography, co-authored with artist Edgar Arceneaux (Kunstmuseum Basel, 2011); and “Earth Beneath Detroit,” an essay for the catalogue Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2012); and “Attitudes and Affects,” on the 1969 exhibition When Attitudes Become Form (CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2013). He holds a doctorate in the history of art from the University of California, Berkeley (2007). In 2009 he received an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation. He is an associate professor at California College of the Arts, a member (with Joanna Szupinska) of the curatorial collaboration grupa o.k., and is on the editorial board of The Exhibitionist.
The book’s author, Terry Smith, is holding conversations about his new publication with prominent curators and art historians. The next event is a closed-door conversation between Smith and Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU.read more »
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context…read more »
Terry Smith and Julian Myers will speak about Thinking Contemporary Curating at the CAA 2013 Annual Conference.read more »