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.
Ralph Rugoff is Director of the Hayward Gallery in London. Since his appointment in 2006, he has curated numerous acclaimed exhibitions including, Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture, The Painting of Modern Life and most recently, Jeremy Deller: Joy in People. He was previously Director of the California College of the Arts (CCA) Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, and was the founding chair of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. His publications include monographs on George Condo, Mark Wallinger and Anya Gallacio, as well as Circus American, Scene of the Crime, and At the Threshold of the Visible. In 2005, he won the inaugural Ordway Prize in the category of arts writer and/or curator from the Penny McCall Foundation.
From November 4-5, 2011, curators from around the world discussed critical issues in their practice today, examining the possible impact of exhibitions and related curatorial activities on cultural and social change.read more »
This exhibition focuses on artists’ portrayals of members of their own families, presenting photography and video works made during the last ten years by artists active in North America, Europe, and Asia.read more »
This exhibition examines the uses and the value of tininess in contemporary art practices during the past thirty years. It focuses on artworks that embody specific qualities and issues associated with the extremely small, in particular, intimacy, a problematic accessibility, and a conception of the sublime that is playfully paradoxical.read more »