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ICI 2016 ANNUAL BENEFIT & AUCTION


ICI 2016 Benefit & Auction
Wednesday, October 26
Cocktails at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:30pm

Cedar Lake
547 West 26th Street
New York City


Join ICI’s Annual Benefit & Auction on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 as we reaffirm our commitment to curatorial practice and contemporary art. Raise a glass to the future of the organization, and in support of ICI’s new programs and partnerships. On the occasion, ICI will honor Marian Goodman with the Leo Award, and will present the Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award, given every other year to an emerging curator who will be selected among young professionals nominated by leading international curators.


CELEBRATE ICI

The 2016 Host Committee and Benefit Committee, co-chaired by Noreen Ahmad, Ann Cook and Yulia Dultsina, together with the entire ICI Board of Trustees and staff invite you to join us for an evening of art, cocktails, dinner and music: celebrations that promise to be memorable. ICI’s 2016 Annual Benefit & Auction will celebrate our 41-year commitment to curatorial excellence, and be an occasion to raise a glass to the organization’s future, as ICI continues to forge important international networks for curators, artists, art spaces and all practitioners in the field of contemporary art.

Our co-chairs are once more collaborating with Jung Lee and Josh Brooks, who together form FÊTE, New York’s expert event planners, in the creation of this special soirée in support of ICI. This year again, FÊTE will beautifully transform Cedar Lake, the former home of the celebrated Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company, located at 547 West 26 Street in the heart of New York’s Chelsea District.  The event will be catered by the innovative Abigail Kirsch and the online auction is powered by ARTSY.


LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

This year again, ICI is proud to benefit from the generosity of artists who have consistently shown great confidence in ICI and support for its programs. We could not thank them enough.

The 2016 Auction will feature artworks by Renate Aller, Zoë Buckman, Sarah Charlesworth, Fischer Cherry, Willie Cole, TM Davy, Brock Enright, Jennie Jieun Lee, Chris Johanson, Tarik Kiswanson, Justine Kurland, Jessica Mein, John Newman, Giacinto Occhionero, Gabriel Orozco, Lina Puerta, Alan Shields, Ray Smith, Alec Soth, Betty Woodman and experiences with Rashid Johnson, Tony Matelli, Vik Muniz, Eduardo Navarro and more.

In a continued partnership, the live auction will be led by Gabby Palmieri, Senior Vice President, Senior Specialist, Contemporary Art of Sotheby’s, New York. ICI and Artsy have also renewed their collaboration to offer a unique auction experience online and during the event. Both the silent and live auction will be previewed on Artsy.net, where bidding will begin early; and during the evening, guests will place their bids together with those of international ICI supporters, who in the past have logged in from as far as Hong Kong and Oslo.

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THE LEO AWARD

With the Leo Award this year, ICI recognizes Marian Goodman, a steadfast advocate for artists and contemporary art, and continues to commemorate Leo Castelli’s legacy by recognizing for the first time another pioneer gallerist.

For half a century, Goodman has shown deep commitment to fostering the careers of some of the most significant and respected artists of our times, with a distinctive vision — international in scope, thoughtful, and always intimately supportive of the creative process — that is in many ways connected to ICI’s mission. 

The award will be presented by ICI’s Trustee Emerita Agnes Gund.


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THE INDEPENDENT VISION CURATORIAL AWARD

Established in 2010 as an initiative of the Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, the Independent Vision Curatorial Award reflects ICI’s commitment to supporting international curators early in their careers who have shown exceptional creativity and prescience in their exhibition-making, research, and related writing.

This year 12 international curators and ICI collaborators have each nominated one emerging or mid-career curator for the award. From these nominations, Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, will select and present this year’s award. Find out more about the nominees here.


BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Co-chairs
Noreen Ahmad
Ann Cook
Yulia Dultsina

Honorary Co-chairs
Sydie Lansing
Ann Schaffer

Leadership Committee
Jeannie Minskoff Grant and T. Grant
Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder
Marian Goodman Gallery

Committee
Adam Abdalla, Shane Akeroyd, Augusto Arbizo, Kristen Becker, Jeffrey Bishop, Nikki Brown, Belinda Buck Kielland, Lee and Libby Buck, Christo, Bridget Finn, Jack Geary, Carol Goldberg, Taymour Grahne, Agnes Gund, Holly Hager, Rashid Johnson and Sheree Hovsepian, Heather Hubbs, Tony Karman, Christine Kuan, Ellen Langan, Dominique Lévy, Laure Lim, Kristen Lorello, Michele Maccarone, Joel Miller, Sam Moyer, Vik Muniz, Koray Duman and Simon Preston, Mel Schaffer, Lisa Schiff, Hanna Schouwink, Adam Shopkorn, Patterson Sims, Mari Spirito, Sarina Tang, Barbara Toll, Helen Tsanos Sheinman, Kara Vander Weg, Caroline Waxler, Kate Werble, Begum Yasar, Joseph Yurcik
*In formation

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ICI BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Gerrit L. Lansing*, Chairman Emeritus; Sydie Lansing, Honorary Chairman; Jeannie M. Grant, Chair; Patterson Sims, Chair; Barbara Toll, Vice Chair; Belinda Buck Kielland, President; Ann Schaffer, Vice President; Noreen Ahmad; Jeffrey Bishop; Christo & Jeanne-Claude*; Ann Cook; Yulia Dultsina; Bridget Finn; Jack Geary; Jo Carole Lauder; Laure Lim; Joel Miller; Sam Moyer; Vik Muniz; Mel Schaffer, Treasurer; Sarina Tang, International Representative. Trustee Emerita: Maxine Frankel, Carol Goldberg, Agnes Gund, Caral G. Lebworth*, Virginia Wright. ICI Co-founders: Susan Sollins*, Nina Castelli Sundell*.
*In Memoriam


Can’t attend? Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to ICI’s Access Fund.

The Annual Benefit & Auction plays a central role in supporting ICI’s programs in New York and all around the world so that we can continue to engage with curators to inspire fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art for decades to come. To stay updated on this event, review auction items, and purchase tickets, contact Jenn Hyland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (212) 254-8200. x123

October 26, 2016

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Independent Curators International (ICI)

Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. Working across disciplines and historical precedents, the organization is a hub that provides access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.


Franklin Sirmans

Franklin Sirmans is the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami. Prior to his recent appointment, he was the department head and curator of contemporary art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 2010 until fall 2015. At LACMA Sirmans organized Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada, which travels to the Wexner Center for the Arts in January 2016. He also curated Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Futbol: The Beautiful Game, Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and the Broad Art Foundation, and coorganized the exhibition Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection. From 2006 to 2010, he was curator of modern and contemporary Art at The Menil Collection in Houston where he organized several exhibitions including NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Steve Wolfe: Works on Paper, Maurizio Cattelan: Is There Life Before Death? and Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964-1966. He is the 2007 David C. Driskell Prize Winner and he was the artistic director of Prospect.3 New Orleans from 2012-2014. He is the curator of the forthcoming exhibition Toba Khedoori.


event updates

Miguel A. Lopez Is The 2016 Independent Vision Curatorial Award Honoree

Miguel A. Lopez, a writer, researcher, and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica in San Jose, Costa Rica, and Co-founder of Bisagra in Lima, Perú, will receive the 2016 Independent Vision Curatorial Award. Lopez was selected by Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, from 12 curators nominated by international art professionals in ICI’s network.

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2016 Leo Award created by Tony Matelli

This year’s Leo Award was created by New York-based artist, Tony Matelli.  The award will be presented to this year’s honoree, Marian Goodman, during ICI’s Annual Benefit and Auction on October 26, 2016.

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ICI’s 2016 Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominees

Established in 2010 as an initiative of the Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, the Independent Vision Curatorial Award reflects ICI’s commitment to supporting international curators early in their careers who have shown exceptional creativity and prescience in their exhibition-making, research, and related writing.

This year we have reached out to 12 international curators and ICI collaborators have each nominated one emerging or mid-career curator for the award. From these nominations, Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, will select and present this year’s award. Find out more about the nominees here.

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ICI Honors Marian Goodman with the 2016 Leo Award

For the last 26 years, ICI has recognized the individuals who pave the way for a forward-thinking generation of curators and artists, and those curators who have moved the field’s boundaries ahead. This year ICI will honor gallerist Marian Goodman, a steadfast advocate for artists and contemporary art, with the Leo Award.

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