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.
Miranda McClintic is a curator, art historian, and art advisor who specializes in 20th and 21th century art. She was the United States Commissioner to the 24th São Paulo Bienal, where she curated a major environmental installation by Judy Pfaff. She also served as the former curator of exhibitions at the Hirshhorn Museum at the Smithsonian from 1978-1984. McClintic has authored numerous books and catalogues such as Art in the Anchorage for Creative Time, Modernism and Abstraction for the Smithsonian Institution, and David Smith: Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman for the Hirsshorn Museum. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from New York University.
Characteristic of the United States in their physical openness and heterogeneity, Pfaff’s works are amalgams of cross-cultural references derived from their immediate physical and social situations. These inclusive re-formations of familiar reality encourage people to look at art and at the surrounding world in new ways.read more »