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.
Pirate Press is a collaborative publication initiated by Christopher Rivera and Misa Jeffereis. The hybrid zine/artist book functions as a platform for new ideas and creative expression. The team selects art-related professionals working in various media––drawing, photography, poetry/writing, music––to create a focused project, a new commission. Each issue examines a relevant theme in contemporary art or life, inspecting it from a number of different angles. With this series, Pirate Press brings together artists, curators, and thinkers from around the world working in diverse disciplines. Pirate Press’s publications have focused on the theme of piracy, the problematics of public monuments, and the history of the Hunter MFA Studio program.
On August 29, Pirate Press will launch its third issue, 450 West 41st Street, an ode to the recently evacuated Hunter College MFA building. The issue focuses on the history of the building, as well as the changed landscape of its neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen/Port Authority.read more »