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.
Constance M Lewallen
Constance M. Lewallen is adjunct curator at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive where she has curated many major exhibitions, including The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982) (2001); Everything Matters: Paul Kos, a Retrospective (2003); Ant Farm, 1968-1978 (2004); A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s (2007), all of which toured nationally and internationally and were accompanied by catalogues. In 2009 she curated Allen Ruppersberg: You and Me or the Art of Give and Take for the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Curator Constance M. Lewallen and Geoff Kaplan join Allen Ruppersberg to discuss the sources behind the works featured in the Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th century.read more »
This event brought together the artist Allen Ruppersberg and long-time colleague, curator Constance M. Lewallen to discuss the sources behind his featured works, moderated by Whitney Museum Curator Jay Sanders.read more »
State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 at the Smart Museum of Art from October 3, 2013 through January 12, 2014read more »
State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 opens on June 23, 2013, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the only East Coast venue to present the exhibition that explores the emergence of conceptual art in California in the 1960s and 70s.read more »
For the third in a series of conversations related to State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, Constance Lewallen, co-curator of the exhibition, will be in discussion with Phong Bui, artist, curator, and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail.read more »
For the second in a series of conversations related to State of Mind: California Art Circa 1970, Constance Lewallen, co-curator of the exhibition, will be in discussion with a pioneer of Conceptual Art, Allen Ruppersberg, who will present an overview of his work, from Al’s Grand Hotel (featured in State of Mind) to his latest piece, No Time Left to Start Again: The B and D or R ‘n R, on view this fall at the Art Institute of Chicago.read more »
Please join ICI, Constance Lewallen, and William Wegman for a special conversation on Tuesday, April 3, from 6:30- 8pm.read more »
State of Mind is a deep investigation of seminal conceptual and related avant-garde activities in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the critical interchange between artists living in California.read more »
Project 35 is a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting compendium is released in four installments and is presented simultaneously in an ever-expanding number of venues.read more »