Independent Curators International (ICI) supports the work of curators to help create stronger art communities through experimentation, collaboration, and international engagement. Curators are arts community leaders and organizers who champion artistic practice; build essential infrastructures and institutions; and generate public engagement with art. Our collaborative programs connect curators across generations, and across social, political and cultural borders. They form an international framework for sharing knowledge and resources — promoting cultural exchange, access to art, and public awareness for the curator’s role.
Andrew Beccone, an artist and librarian, is the founder and director of the Reanimation Library. He received his Masters in Information and Library Science from the Pratt Institute in 2005. In addition to coordinating the library’s ongoing New York-based activities, he has organized temporary branch libraries in Carlisle, PA; Chicago; London; Philadelphia; and Providence, RI. 2013 will bring branches to Joshua Tree, Los Angeles and Stamford, CT, and Mexico City. He lives in Brooklyn.
Shadows and Outlines: An Incomplete Portrait of the Reanimation Library
The Reanimation Library is a small, independent public library based in Brooklyn. Shadows and Outlines is a set of short readings made up entirely of excerpts from the library’s holdings paired with projected images from its image archive.