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ICI’s Curatorial Hub @ TEMP


Clockwise from top left: RAWBASE Resource Center at Raw Material Company, Dakar; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Videotage, Hong Kong; Matadero Madrid.

ICI’s Curatorial Hub at TEMP
December 1, 2012–January 27, 2013

TEMP
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013


Opening reception: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 6-8pm

From December 1, 2012, to January 27, 2013, ICI will present at TEMP, an art project space in TriBeCa, New York, a series of artists’ projects and archives from four organizations—Matadero Madrid; Videotage, Hong Kong; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius; and Raw Material Company, Dakar—which are part of ICI’s rapidly growing international network of partnering art spaces and curators. ICI’s new flexible and generative exhibitions formed the basis of recent collaborations with these organizations across the world, and ICI is now presenting a selection of their programs for the first time in New York.

Throughout its 37-year history, ICI has uniquely positioned itself to reflect on the nature of exhibitions that travel around the world and across social, political and cultural borders. Three years ago ICI began developing new models for itinerant exhibitions that can travel further and generate new content at every venue, taking into account the local contexts at each institution. Ranging from an international single-channel video program (Project 35), to a survey of the past 20 years of social practice stored on a hard drive (Living as Form: The Nomadic Version), to a selection of materials surrounding one of the most infamous exhibitions in contemporary history shipped in a Fed-Ex box (Harald Szeemann: Documenta 5), many ICI exhibitions are traveling content that can be reconfigured, localized and expanded, offering diverse possibilities for collaboration.

As a result, ICI has been able to engage directly with a large number of museums, art centers, university galleries, libraries and artists-run spaces on all continents, sharing dialogue with others in the field. Among them, ICI invited Matadero Madrid; Videotage, Hong Kong; CAC, Vilnius; and Raw Material Company, Dakar, to present their archives and recent exhibitions to a New York audience. The projects will be shown at TEMP, an art space located around the corner from ICI’s offices and Curatorial Hub. This exhibition will act as an extension of the Curatorial Hub, which for the past year has offered the discursive space to encourage international dialogue and exchange by hosting a series of public events, lectures and screenings.

The projects on view at TEMP will include: Matadero Madrid’s Archimobile, a traveling archive of over 100 artists all connected to the city of Madrid, which Curatorial Intensive alumna Andrea Hill will activate by conceiving the New York presentation and commissioning a new work; CAC’s presentation of recent works, videos and photographs selected by curator and former ICI Curatorial Fellow Virginija Januskeviciute and independent curator Inesa Pavlovskaite; Videotage’s Hong Kong additions to Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) alongside a compilation of works from the Videotage Media Art Collection, selected by Nevena Ivanova and produced by Helen Homan Wu; and a representation of Raw Material Company’s resource center for Africa-related art practices, selected by RMC’s founder and artist director Koyo Kouoh, who will participate in ICI’s Curator’s Perspective, just one of the many public events planned to take place in conjunction with the exhibition.

ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP is made possible in part by grants from the Auchincloss Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, and Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture, and by contributions from the supporters of the ICI Access Fund, and ICI’s Board of Trustees.
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Bubi Canal Photography Workshop
Saturday, December 8, 2012
2 - 6pm

TEMP Art Space
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
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This class is an introduction to the creation of photo images. Participants will experience a shoot with a model, use props and wardrobe, as well as select and edit the photographs. The workshop is free of charge and is part of the ICI Curatorial Hub in TEMP Art Space. All levels welcome. Class size is limited so please reserve your space by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

www.bubicanal.com

An evening of screenings
Organized by Inesa Pavlovskaite and Helen Homan Wu
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6pm

TEMP Art Space
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
FREE

In conjunction with the presentations of Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius and Videotage, Hong Kong at the ICI Curatorial Hub @ TEMP, two films making their New York debuts will be screened:
Gerda Paliušytė, Evening with Doctor Sheppard, 2012, 40 min.
Chun Yip Lo, Days After N Coming, 2012, 1 hour, 40 min. (starting at 7pm)

Film Screening and Conversation with Ellen Pau, Director of Videotage
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:30pm

ICI Curatorial Hub
401 Broadway, Suite 1620
New York, NY 10013
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Panel Discussion: Art and Crisis
Thursday, January 17, 2013
6:30pm

TEMP Art Space
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
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Speakers include David Maroto (Spanish artist based in The Netherlands), Imma Prieto (ERAM, Girona University, Independent Curator and Art Critic, VideoStorias), Avelino Sala (artist, editor of Sublime magazine, and curator in the group Commission Curatorial Collective). The panel will be moderated by Renee Vara (Blockhouse, INPUT, Editor + Curator, NYU Professor).

Videotage Artist Roundtable
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:30–8pm

TEMP Art Space
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
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The roundtable will include presentations by Hong Kong artists Lo Chun Yip, Linda Lai, and Cheng Yee Man, and will be moderated by curator Nevena Ivanova.

Panel Discussion: Construyendo un Lugar / Constructing a Place
Sunday, January 27, 2013
3–4:30pm

TEMP Art Space
57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
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The panel at TEMP will address such issues, in particular the overlap between projection, practice, and representation. The panelists will rethink the conditions in which certain gestures appear and manifest themselves, and how such gestures convey the knowledge and the understanding of the world we live in. Barbara Adams, Mary Di Lucia, Maria Iñigo Clavo, Steven Henry Madoff, Timon McPhearson, Lize Mogel, Ernesto Pujol, and Damon Rich—fundamental representatives of a variety of disciplines such as writing, ecology, sociology, poetry, performance, art, and cartography—will be sharing their views. The event will be presented by Andrea Hill and is organized and moderated by Laura F. Gibellini.

Please join us following the event for a closing reception of ICI Curatorial Hub at TEMP.



The Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), courtesy of CAC.



Vista áerea Matadero Madrid, courtesy of Matadero Madrid’s flickr.



Raw Material Company’s resource centre, Rawbase. Courtesy of Raw Material Company.

December 1, 2012 - January 27, 2013

57 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013

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Matadero Madrid

Matadero Madrid is a living, changing space catering to creative processes, participatory artistic training and dialogue between the arts, focusing on the visual and performing arts, design, music, dance, architecture, urbanism, landscapism, fashion, literature, thought and cinema. The organization uses its activities to promote an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to all forms of creation, with emphasis on research, production, training and dissemination. Matadero Madrid is a unique laboratory to experiment with and construct new formulas cutting across disciplines.


Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (CAC)

Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (CAC) is the largest venue for contemporary art in the Baltic States. The CAC develops a broad range of international and Lithuanian exhibition projects, as well as a wide range of public programs including lectures, seminars, performances, film and video screenings, live new music events, and debates, seminars, and teaching workshops in the CAC Reading Room. Known internationally as the home of the Baltic Triennial of International Art, one of the major contemporary festival exhibitions in Northern Europe, the CAC organizes approximately five large-scale exhibitions a year, and up to 15 smaller projects. Since 2005, the CAC has produced the magazine CAC INTERVIU, a bilingual (Lithuanian & English) interview based publication that focuses on the Baltic region while providing a view on topical events that impact on art produced everywhere.


Videotage

Videotage is a leading non-profit organization in Hong Kong focusing on the presentation, promotion, production and preservation of video and media art. Since 1986, Videotage has developed from an umbrella for media artists to a network of media art and cross-disciplinary cultural production, and a platform to facilitate international exchange. Videotage organizes exhibitions, workshops, performances, artist-in-residencies and other exchange programs. Since 2008, VMAC (Videotage Media Art Collection) has collected, preserved and built an extensive archive of video and media art from Hong Kong, spanning more than 20 years. The Best of Videotage, an eight-volume publication series captures in print over 100 artists’ work from the collection.


Raw Material Company

Raw Material Company is a center for art, knowledge and society established in Dakar, Senegal in 2008. It is an art initiative involved with exhibition-making, commissioning, knowledge sharing, and the archiving of theory and criticism. It works to foster appreciation and growth of African artistic and intellectual creativity. The program is trans-disciplinary and is informed equally by urbanity, literature, film, architecture, politics, fashion, cuisine, and diaspora. The core of Raw Material Company is the resource centre, RAWBASE, a discursive program of artist talks, portfolio review sessions, master-classes, symposia, lectures, panel and round-table discussions as well as research presentations. RAWBASE is directed to a national and international audience, and it aims at establishing an extensive educational and research library/archive on contemporary art with an emphasis on African and Africa-related practices.


TEMP

TEMP is an art project space in the historic TriBeCa neighborhood of New York. Its mission is to promote emerging artists and curators through exhibitions, performances, and collaborations. Encouraging creative discourse, the space is a place for experimentation, ingenuity, and talent in the arts. In September, TEMP opened its inaugural exhibition Working On It, a group show that explores the creative zeitgeist of young adults in the early 2010s.


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