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.
Kukiko Nobori is a researcher and an independent curator. She is currently a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan. Having studied and worked internationally in such countries as Japan, the US, Romania, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, France, and Poland, Nobori analyzes and questions contemporary art practices in the face of globalization from an anthropological and sociological viewpoint. She co-curated Franklin Furnace Artists’ Book Collection at Book Art Picnic, held in Osaka (2009). While working at Kronika Contemporary Art Center (Bytom, Poland), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and Franklin Furnace Archive. Inc., she was involved in various public art projects such as Johannes Burr’s KREDYT #6 (2010), Warsaw Under Construction (2010), Museum Under Construction (2012), and Chin Chih Yang’s Kill Me or Change (2012). She is currently preparing her PhD thesis on the topic of alternative art spaces in 1970s New York. Her recent articles include “Art Biennial of ‘Europe’ and ‘Asia’: Comparison Between Manifesta European Art Biennial and Fukuoka Asian Triennale (2010, MA thesis), “Anthropological Study on ‘Contemporary Art’ – in the case of making installation art – ” (2011), and “A Study on Art Management of the Alternative Art Space: A Case Study of Non-Profit Art Organization Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. in New York” (2013 to be published).
Developed by ICI in collaboration with the Mori Art Museum, the Curatorial Intensive: What Does it Mean to be International? will examine the current state of the Asian contemporary art scene within the larger global context.read more »