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.
Reza Negarestani is an Iranian philosopher and writer whose philosophical works have appeared in journals and anthologies such as Collapse, Angelaki, Ctheory, Identities, and The Speculative Turn. Rated by Artforum International as as one of the best books of 2009, his post-genre theory-fiction book Cyclonopedia: Complicity with Anonymous Materials reached international acclaim. The book, along with his other texts have been the focus of seminars and classes at The New School, Columbia University, and Duke University. Most recently, Negarestani co-edited with Robin Mackay an extensive volume on philosophy and culinary arts entitled Culinary Materialism.