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.
Charlie Tatum is a writer and arts worker based in New Orleans, LA. He received a B.A. in Art History from New York University in 2011. He currently works as Editorial and Communications Manager at Pelican Bomb, commissioning and publishing pieces for the organization’s online contemporary arts publication. In addition to contributing regularly to Pelican Bomb’s Art Review, he has written essays and interviews for Hyperallergic, Temporary Art Review, and BurnAway, among other places. He has previously held positions with Prospect New Orleans, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Lombard Freid Gallery, and various artist studios. From 2012 to 2014, he co-edited HEJ: a print-curatorial project, an interdisciplinary arts publication, with Dana Kopel. His research interests center around ideas of otherness, sexuality, media, and the American South.
The Curatorial Intensive participants for the 2016 New Orleans program will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »