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.
The First Generation offers an early history of the development of video as a medium, as well as evidence of the significant role women played in defining a new way of making art during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This was perhaps, the first time that men and women artists worked in a medium on equal footing. Without the burdens of tradition linked with othe media, women video artists were freer to concentrate on process, often using video to explore the body and the self through the genres of history, autobiography, and examinations of gendered identity.read more »