do it takes written instructions by artists as a point of departure. These can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted. do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the “Exhibition in Progress.”Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist Find out more »
Performance Now at The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia from November 21, 2013 through January 14, 2014November 21, 2013 @ The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Find out more »
Coinciding with holiday season, ICI is offering a 10% discount on two Limited Editions by the artists Robert Rauschenberg, and Tim Rollins + K.O.S, and a 50% discount on a number of best-selling a rare publications. Go to ICI’s Shop page to see all Publications and Limited Editions on sale from now until January 7.January 7, 2014 @ Everywhere Find out more »
March 16–25, 2014
This March, Independent Curators International (ICI) produces the Curatorial Intensive: Considering Publics and Contexts, a ten-day professional development program that offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues, the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions.
Free Play explores the work of artists who borrow from play and games to reveal social, philosophical, and cultural issues. From playfulness, to mathematical strategy, the artists have mined the significance of games, reinventing them to create experiences that often involve the viewer and reflect on the nature of participation in art.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.
Coinciding with holiday season, ICI is offering a 10% discount on two Limited Editions by the artists Robert Rauschenberg, and Tim Rollins + K.O.S, and a 50% discount on a number of best-selling a rare publications. Go to ICI’s Shop page to see all Publications and Limited Editions on sale from now until January 7.
ICI’s Curatorial Intensive program was established in 2010 as the world’s first short-course, low-cost training program for curators. Intended to bring working professionals together to gain new skills and perspectives on pragmatic aspects of curating, as well as to increase dialogue in curatorial ideas, the Intensive supports early- to mid-career curators working independently or institutionally in emerging and established art centers around the world. Two programs are held in New York every year, and others are developed in collaboration with partners around the world.
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Entering the take away restaurant they instantly catch my eye. On the wall there are two photos of a yet unknown geographical nature. One depicts a tall bridge crossing a brown coloured river and the other shows a jungle, somewhere. They are not particularly photographed well, angles are peculiar, lighting is soft and its focus unclear. They must serve as decoration, but to what?
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How to organize yourself in a parallel way? Why would this be useful? It’s a question that came up again during my most recent visit to Guatemala after speaking with a wide range of curators, artists, politicians and performers on a road trip to some rural and urban spots.
Congratulations to Gürsoy Doğtaş and Alejandra Labastida, who have been awarded the ICI/SAHA Research Award with their project Beklenen Şarkı (“The Expected Song”), which aims to explore the results of the military regime in 1980s Turkish Republic. Doğtaş and Labastida are focusing on Zeki Müren (1931-1996), a poet, composer, and singer from Turkey, who was banned from performing on stage for several years. They are using his as an example of the unpublicized history of artistic repression during this time.
The winners of the 2013 ICI and The Dedalus Foundation Research Award are Anna Santomauro and Viviana Checchia, who will investigate different curatorial approaches developed from the heritage of the exhibition Culture in Action. Checchia and Santomauro will analyze a range of curatorial methodologies in order to envision new articulations of the notion of participation in contemporary art production.
In 2012, ICI partnered with SAHA and The Dedalus Foundation to offer awards for Curatorial Intensive Alumni in order to encourage the development of collaborative projects and a stronger network for exchange among alumni. The awards help facilitate curatorial research projects proposed by 2 alumni working together. The research must have a public component and awardees will post intermittent updates on their project on ICI’s online research platform.Read more »