Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world. Established in 1975 and headquartered in New York, ICI is a hub that connects emerging and established curators, artists, and art spaces, forging international networks and generating new forms of collaborations. ICI provides access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.
Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports
Mixed Signals demonstrates that the male athlete is a far more ambiguous, polyvalent figure in our collective cultural imagination than ever before. Using wit, sarcasm, and controversy, these artists challenge the cultural assumptions on innate gender. Instead, they emphasize the many ways masculinity is performed, coded, and socially constructed in the world of sports. The result is a collection of startling, unsettling, and ultimately revealing look at a prolific institution in our culture.
Bedford, Christopher, Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2009. 72 pages, 58 color illustrations. 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in., softcover. ISBN: 978-0-916365-81-3. $22.95.
Essays by Julia Bryan-Wilson and an excerpt from an essay by Judith Butler.