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.
Steve Cannon is a poet, playwright, novelist, and retired professor from the City University of New York. In 1991, he founded A Gathering of the Tribes, an arts and cultural organization dedicated to excellence in the arts from a diverse perspective. Cannon encouraged the exchange of alternative points of view traditionally overlooked by mainstream media. The ideas raised in the discussions served as inspiration to the writing later published in A Gathering of the Tribes magazine. Steve Cannon has been instrumental in the founding of numerous Lower East Side and East Village cultural institutions, such as the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, the Lower East Side Arts Festival, the Howl Festival (of which he is the is Poet Laureate), and the Nuyorican Poets Café.
Curatorial Intensive alum Lydia Y. Nichols will converse with writer and scholar Steve Cannon, founder of A Gathering of the Tribes and a pioneer of the East Village literary and visual art scenes.read more »