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.
Prof. Kasper König (b. in Mettingen, Westphalia in 1943) already organized numerous exhibitions during his student years, among them a Claes Oldenburg show in Stockholm in 1966. Following a lengthy stay in New York and teaching positions in Halifax and Düsseldorf, he was appointed professor at the Frankfurt Städelschule in 1988; the following year he assumed the position of rector there. In 1977 he and Klaus Bussmann jointly initiated the Skulptur Projekte Münster, which have been taking place every ten years since then with his involvement. He has moreover curated several large-scale exhibitions, for example “Westkunst” (1981), “Der zerbrochene Spiegel” (1993) and most recently, the Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg. From 2000 to 2012, Kasper König directed the Museum Ludwig in Cologne. In January 2015 he was appointed artistic director of the Skulptur Projekte.
As part of ICI’s Curator’s Perspective—an itinerant public discussion series featuring national and international curators—Britta Peters and Kasper König will present on the 2017 edition of the Skulptur Projekte Münster.read more »