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.
Mack McFarland is an artist and has worked as Curator for Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon since 2006. Currently McFarland is the Director of the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA. Some of his exhibitions at PNCA have included commissioned projects of new works from tactical media practitioners Critical Art Ensemble, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Disorientalism. He has also curated a review of Luc Tuymans’s printed works, a group exhibit marking the centennial of John Cage’s birth, and a comprehensive look at the process of the comic journalist Joe Sacco. McFarland’s currently questing how exhibitions and artworks can meaningfully link to our shared experience of existing together, and have a social and political impact within the ongoing process of history.
Operations Manual is a project which explores, compiles, and presents the directive materials curators, preparators, registrars, and collectors receive from artists for the caring of their works.read more »