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ICI 2014 Annual Benefit & Auction


Join us on Monday, November 17 at the Cunard Building at 25 Broadway for a magical evening of celebrations. During the course of the night, ICI will honor Dimitris Daskalopoulos, a forward-thinking contemporary art collector and founder of NEON, with the Leo Award; and Nancy Spector will present the Independent Vision Curatorial Award to Eva Barois De Caevel, an emerging curator selected from 15 international nominations.


TICKETS

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


Make a fully tax-deductible contribution to ICI’s Access Fund

 

CELEBRATE ICI

The 2014 Host Committee and Benefit Committee, co-chaired by Ann Cook, Belinda Kielland, Noreen K. Ahmad, and Bridget Finn, 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 2014 Annual Benefit & Auction will celebrate our 39-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 shape the event into magic, and transform the space of the old Cunard Building at 25 Broadway, where world-travelers once planned their transatlantic trips on board ocean liners.


LIVE & SILENT AUCTION ON ARTSY
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. Register and bid on Artsy.

Marina Abramović
Derrick Adams
Diana Al-Hadid
Renate Aller
Grimanesa Amorós
Helene Appel
John Baldessari
Judith Bernstein
Kerstin Brätsch
Zoë Buckman
Lucky DeBellevue
Tara Donovan
David Flaugher
Rochelle Goldberg
Goldschmied & Chiari
John Gordon Gauld
Valerie Hegarty
Jennie Jieun Lee
Hanna Liden
Adam Marnie
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Steve McQueen
Iván Navarro
Trevor Paglen
GT Pellizzi
Mac Premo
Analia Segal
Andres Serrano
Alyson Shotz
Dylan Spaysky
Kunié Sugiura
Peter Sutherland
Rirkrit Tiravanija
Jeffrey Tranchell
Leo Villareal
Chuck Webster
Hank Willis Thomas
Oscar Tuazon
Saya Woolfalk
Heeseop Yoon

ICI and Artsy have renewed our partnership, following last year’s success, to once again offer a unique auction experience online and during the event. Both the silent and live auction will be on Artsy.net, where bidding begins November 11; and during the evening, guests will place their bids together with those of international ICI supporters, who last year came from as far as Hong Kong and Oslo.

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.

 

THE LEO AWARD

This year, we pay homage to Dimitris Daskalopoulos, for his visionary approach to collecting –D.Daskalopoulos Collection– and the new models he has explored for exhibiting a collection. Sharing ICI’s drive to work internationally, through a network of partnerships and collaborations, Daskalopoulos established NEON, a non-profit organization, a “foundation without walls” to provide support to artists and curators, reach new audiences through exhibitions and events, while creating an international network of cultural partnerships. ICI is honored to welcome Dimitris Daskalopoulos into the ranks of the Leos.

The Leo Award (established in 1990) named after the late, renowned art dealer Leo Castelli, was created to recognize outstanding achievements in advancing the field of contemporary art, and the contributions of pioneering individuals who foster new opportunities and supportive environments for contemporary art. Since its inauguration, the Leo has honored art critics, collectors, and artists, including Elizabeth Baker and Toshio Hara; Chuck Close; Douglas Cramer; Christo & Jeanne-Claude; Dorothy and Roy Lichtenstein; Ann Tenenbaum; John Waters; and Dasha Zhukova.



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 we have reached out to 15 international curators and ICI collaborators, and asked them to nominate one emerging or mid-career curator for this award. From those nominations, Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, will select and present this year’s award. Find out more about this year’s nominees here.


BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Co-chairs
Ann Cook
Belinda Kielland
Noreen K. Ahmad
Bridget Finn

Host Committee
Richard Armstrong
María Constanza Cerullo
Agnes Gund
Dorothy Lichtenstein
Svetlana Uspenskaya

Adam Abdalla, Augusto Arbizo, Sarah Arison, Bethanie Brady, Jill Brienza, Jennifer Brown, Rafael de Cárdenas, Carter Cleveland, James Cohan, Pippa Cohen, Bridget Donahue, Brian Faucette, Jack Geary and Dolly Bross Geary, Kavi Gupta, Mackie Healy, Rhona Hoffman, Heather Hubbs, Anne Huntington, Tony Karman, Kate Krone, Sydie Lansing, Heidi Lee Komaromi, Rose Lord, Michele Maccarone, Liz Mulholland, Dimitris Paleocrassas, Simon Preston, Sangeetha Ramaswamy, Erica Redling, Nicole Russo, Ann & Mel Schaffer, Lisa Schiff, Mari Spirito, Susan Thompson, Courtney Treut

*In formation


MANY THANKS TO


To see photo highlights from last year’s Annual Benefit & Auction, click here.

To stay updated on this event, review auction items, or for ticket inquiries contact Jenn Hyland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

November 17, 2014

The Cunard Building
At 25 Broadway
New York City

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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

SPOTLIGHT: 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 award is given every two years to an early or mid-career curator to support their independent practice through ICI, and gives them a platform to pursue and publish their research online. The Independent Vision Curatorial Award is significant in that it is one of the very few awards in the world to recognize rising curatorial talent.

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Eva Barois De Caevel is the 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award Honoree

Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has selected Eva Barois De Caevel as the recipient of ICI’s 2014 Independent Vision Curatorial Award.

The Award will be presented by Nancy Spector at ICI’s 2014 Annual Benefit & Auction taking place on November 17 at the Cunard Building, 25 Broadway in New York City. Eva Barois De Caevel is an independent curator based in Paris and the assistant curator at Raw Material Company, Dakar. She was selected from a shortlist of 15 emerging curators from around the world who were nominated by 15 internationally established curators for the strengths of exhibitions or projects they have recently produced.

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