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.
Ingrid Schaffner is an American curator, art critic, writer, and educator, specializing in contemporary art. She is currently at work on the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 which will be on view from October 13, 2018 to March 25, 2019 at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. From 2000 to 2015, Schaffner directed the exhibition program at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the leading museums dedicated to exhibiting the innovative art of our time. Her many significant monographic and thematic exhibitions have brought attention to under-recognized artists and little-explored themes and practices in the art world.
Organized in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Ingrid Schaffner will present on the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art from October 13, 2018 to March 25, 2019.read more »
This September, ICI produces the Curatorial Intensive in New York, offering curators the opportunity to discuss the concepts, logistics, and challenges of organizing exhibitions, public programs, and other curatorial models.read more »
Jess (1923–2004) was an influential artist who emerged in the 1950s from within the literary context of Beat culture in San Francisco. Focusing on his intimate ties to poetry, books, and printed matter, Jess: To and From the Printed Page features examples of his celebrated impastos together with many of his collages and designs, as well as the books and magazines in which they were reproduced.read more »
Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More… examines the collecting impulse in different manifestations and raises important questions about the nature of art and its profound and eternal appeal to us.read more »