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ICI 2018 ANNUAL BENEFIT & AUCTION


ICI 2018 Benefit & Auction
Tuesday, October 23
Cocktails at 6:30pm
Dinner at 7:30pm

547 W 26th St
New York City

Join ICI’s Annual Benefit & Auction on Tuesday, October 23, as we reaffirm our commitment to curatorial practice and contemporary art. We invite you to raise a glass to the future of ICI, and in support of new programs and partnerships.


LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

We are thrilled to welcome back our favorite auctioneer, the extraordinary Gabby Palmieri, to lead the live auction. ICI and Artsy have also renewed their collaboration to offer a unique auction experience online and during the event. ICI is proud to benefit from the generosity of artists who have consistently shown great confidence in ICI and support for its programs. Both the silent and live auction can be previewed on Artsy.net

BID NOW ON ARTSY!

The 2018 Auction features artworks by Joshua Abelow, Renate Aller, Kamrooz Aram, Lyle Ashton Harris, Katherine Bernhardt, Jeffrey Bishop, Melissa Brown, Nicholas Buffon, Sophie Calle, Chelsea Culprit, Brendan Fernandes, James Benjamin Franklin, Sara Greenberger-Rafferty, Hassan Hajjaj, Mona Hatoum, Sheree Hovsepian, Baseera Khan, Matthew Kirk, Jason Bailer Losh, Erica Mahinay, Jordan Nassar, Kayode Ojo, Anna Ostoya, Alan Prazniak, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Walter Robinson, Claudia Peña Salinas, David Scanavino, Lauren Seiden, Richard Serra, Amie Siegel, Nolan Simon, Juergen Teller, and Jenna Westra.


THE LEO AWARD

With the Leo Award this year, ICI recognizes Emily Pulitzer, a firm believer in the power of art and the civic role of art institutions.

In awarding this year’s Leo, ICI reflects upon the importance of regional leadership in the arts that brings communities together and connects them to ideas from around the world. Mrs. Pulitzer’s belief in the power of art and architecture, and the civic role of art institutions to help inform our understanding of the world, is evident in the vision behind the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Mrs. Pulitzer began her career as assistant curator at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, and moved to St. Louis to become curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She serves on the boards of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the city’s Grand Center Arts District. A long-time member of the Museum of Modern Art’s Board in New York, she was named a Life Trustee in 2011. Furthermore, she is deeply involved in the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, where she serves as President of the Board of Directors.


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.

The 2018 Independent Vision Curatorial Award honoree is Merve Elveren. The final selection was made by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, who will present the award at ICI’s Annual Benefit & Auction.

Of the selection, Al-Khudhairi noted: “Merve Elveren’s work has shown a dedication to the artists living and working in Turkey today. Her work at SALT helped to define new models for contemporary art in the country, through a thoughtful, research-based methodology. Her practice brings feminists, anti-militarists, LGBTQI activists and human rights defenders into the art historical narrative.”

Find out more about Merve Elveren, and the rest of this year’s nominees here.


BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Co-chairs
Noreen Ahmad
Agnes Gund
Jack Shear

Honorary Co-chairs
Sydie Lansing
Ann Schaffer

Leadership Committee
Jeannie Minskoff Grant and T. Grant
Agnes Gund
Sydie Lansing
The Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder Foundation
Richard Serra
Jack Shear

Committee
Adam Abdalla, Noreen Ahmad, Shane Akeroyd, Carolyn Alexander, Liddy Berman, Nicole Berry & The Armory Show, Stefania Bortolami, Jill Brienza, Callicoon Fine Arts, CANADA, Janis Gardner Cecil, Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), Ann Cook, Lacy Davisson, Yulia Dultsina, Anat Ebgi, Embajada, Mia Enell, False Flag, Brian Faucette, FIERMAN, Bridget Finn, Kate Fowle, Jack and Dolly Geary, Carol & Arthur Goldberg, Marian Goodman, Jeannie Minskoff Grant, Carol Greene, Ebony Haynes, Heather Hubbs, Anne Huntington, Naomi Huth, Judd Foundation, Tony Karman, LaVon Kellner, Sean Kelly, Belinda Kielland, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Jo Carole Lauder, Sally Morgan Lehman & Jay Lehman, Dominique Levy, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Lubov, Lyles & King, Dennis & Jeanne Masel, Monique Meloche, Joel Miller, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Rassa Montaser, Sam Moyer, Liz Mulholland, Nazy Nazhand, Simon Preston, Queer Thoughts, Reyes Projects, Nara Roesler, Salon 94, Ann & Mel Schaffer, Hanna Schouwink, Phyllis Lally Seevers, Carole Server, Jack Shear, Adam Shopkorn & Carolyn Tate, Calum Sutton, Sarina Tang, Barbara Toll, Rachel Uffner, Vanity Projects, Joseph and Sheila Yurcik


TABLES & TICKETS

To purchase tickets please call (212) 254-8200.


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


SPONSORS


benefit sponsors 2018


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, and purchase tickets, contact Jenn Hyland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (212) 254-8200. x123

October 23, 2018

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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.


event updates

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ICI 2018 ANNUAL BENEFIT & AUCTION

On Tuesday October 23, ICI hosted our 2018 Annual Benefit & Auction, bringing together collaborators and friends from around the world. Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, presented Merve Elveren with the Independent Vision Curatorial Award (IVCA) and ICI Trustee Emerita Agnes Gund presented Emily Rauh Pulitzer with the Leo Award. The 2018 Leo Award was created by Sam Moyer.

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ArtNews: Merve Elveren to Receive ICI’s 2018 Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Curatorial Award

ArtNews Announces Merve Elveren to Receive ICI’s 2018 Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Curatorial Award

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ICI’S 2018 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.

Read more »

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