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.
Raw Material Company
Raw Material Company is a center for art, knowledge and society established in Dakar, Senegal in 2008. It is an art initiative involved with exhibition-making, commissioning, knowledge sharing, and the archiving of theory and criticism. It works to foster appreciation and growth of African artistic and intellectual creativity. The program is trans-disciplinary and is informed equally by urbanity, literature, film, architecture, politics, fashion, cuisine, and diaspora. The core of Raw Material Company is the resource centre, RAWBASE, a discursive program of artist talks, portfolio review sessions, master-classes, symposia, lectures, panel and round-table discussions as well as research presentations. RAWBASE is directed to a national and international audience, and it aims at establishing an extensive educational and research library/archive on contemporary art with an emphasis on African and Africa-related practices.