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On Exhibition Without Objects — Flatness, File Size, and Hard Drives

Through the lens of her project Exhibition Without Objects, Sadia Shirazi explored generative and self-reflexive exhibitions. The following is a text by Shirazi, commissioned by ICI, on her exhibition and the legacy of traveling curatorial projects.

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Scores for Installations: Conversation with Robert Fleck

In 1996, three years after the inception of do it, curator Robert Fleck interviewed Hans Ulrich Obrist on the impetus for organizing the generative exhibition. Obrist shares his thoughts on the first iterations of the exhibition and the unending potential for future versions.

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Between the Politicization of Art and the Aesthetics of Politics

We speak today of a potent return to the politics within art, but what do we mean in saying this? Does “making political art” imply a direct engagement of the artist within the public sphere with a work? Muriel Enjalran addresses these questions in her Journal.

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Mud to Concrete: A Report on My City

“One of the greatest needs to nurture the arts is to promote deeper awareness among individuals and organizations throughout Afghanistan, and in effect tie the community into a more cohesive, collaborative group.”

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GL(ITCH): ScanOps

“In this installment, I will focus my inquiry on the work of Wilson, and specifically his project ScanOps (2012).”

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gl(itch)

“Glitches are seen as having productive and generative potentialities for art-making, while they prompt us to reconsider our relationship to the systems that have come to dominate and shape our everyday life.”

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Interview with Doryun Chong, Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award recipient

Doryun Chong, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, is the recipient of the first Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award. This interview by ICI’s Executive Director Kate Fowle focuses on his practice to date.

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Proyecto Coyote

Proyecto Coyote: Rethinking the Local Through the Model of the Biennial, From Tijuana to Medellín to Tijuana

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Performance and Reperformance

“Re-performance is a pertinent subject that warrants further discussion; artists, institutions, curators and media are..debating about how to address this issue, especially how to re-create work without wounding the essence of the masterpiece.”

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Notes from the Edges of Beijing

“It is my ambition to provide multiple viewpoints and artistic, curatorial and art historical perspectives that are relevant locally, but not yet widely visible or understood outside of China.”

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Project 35: Interview Series

This online interview series was developed by five M.A. candidates at NYU during ICI’s Spring 2011 Curatorial Practice course, providing increased engagement with the art and ideas behind Project 35 through interviews with the artists and curators involved in the project.

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Contemporary Art in Times of Social Crisis

Syrago Tsiara writes about the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, and its attempt to record the state of art in “times of uncertainty” by focusing on artists from prominent geopolitical centers and their colleagues from distant and less accessible areas.

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The Doubting City: Artists and their search for forgotten places in Berlin

The following is a short summary of the most important paradigm Christine Nippe discovered in art related to the urban space Berlin: fascination with forgotten places and empty public space.

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Notes towards a Lexicon of Urgencies

In this DISPATCH, Nancy Adajania and Ranjit Hoskote will attempt to address the dilemmas as well as the potentialities of a mode of cultural production that is based on global circulations yet is not merely circulatory; and a mode of life that is based on transnational mobility but is not without anchorage in regional predicaments.

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Specters of San Francisco Magazines

For this DISPATCH, Joseph del Pesco will think through a selection of San Francisco historical magazines as a way to address the present—starting in 1962 up to the most recent instances.

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Artists as Engineers in Vietnam

Can artists be successful in creating systems for contemporary art production and interpretation?

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