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.
Heejin Kim is curator, director of Art Space Pool (2010-present) and former curator of Insa Art Space (2006-09) in Seoul. Kim’s curatorial interest is institutional critique from the perspective of cultural politics, artists’ practice-oriented knowledge production, articulation of local creative languages and performative education in curating. Kim’s projects take integrated forms of collective research lab, dialogical discursive workshop, presentation, production and publication. Some of the examples include Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Envision” (2007-08, New Museum, NY & IAS, Seoul), John Bock: 2 handbags in a pickle (2008, Arko Art Center & IAS, Seoul), Unconquered: Critical Visions from South Korea (2009, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City), Tongue, Liberated! (2008), Thought is made in the mouth (2007), Frame Builders: The Choice of Local Art Institution in the time of Institutional Critique (2006), and most recently, Day of Confidence (2010), the project in six parts at Pool. Pool/Kim is one of “Museum as Hub,” the partnership of five international art institutions for inter-regional curatorial collaborations.
This public symposium is a day-long conversation on contemporary curatorial practices in India and abroad, produced in cojunction with the Mumbai Curatorial Intensive, developed and implemented by ICI in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC), Mumbai.
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This 3–day forum on curatorial practice is offered in Mumbai in collaboration with the Mohile Parikh Center (MPC). It develops directly out of the successful prior collaboration, “What Is Curating?” an intensive hands-on series of workshops organized by ICI and MPC in December 2010.read more »