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.
J. Myers-Szupinska is an art historian and editor based in Los Angeles. An influential scholar of contemporary art, space and exhibitions, Myers was founding faculty in the Curatorial Practice program at California College of the Arts, was senior editor for The Exhibitionist, a journal on exhibition making, and is part of the critical and curatorial collaboration grupa o.k. Myers’ essays have appeared in Afterall, Artforum, Fillip, Frieze, October, Tate Papers, as well as numerous exhibition catalogues. Recent publications include Hopelessness Freezes Time (2012), Sterling Ruby: Soft Work (2014), “After the Production of Space” (Critical Landscapes, 2015), and “Exhibitions as Apparatus,” (The Exhibitionist: The First Six Years, 2017). Initiated as a surprisingly popular Tumblr site in 2011, grupa o.k. has since produced projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Poland. Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, will publish grupa o.k.‘s image history of stages, titled Stagelessness, in 2019.
Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe, Panel Discussion with Zdenka Badovinac, Kate Fowle, and J. Myers-Szupinska at CAA Annual Conference.read more »
The book’s author, Terry Smith, is holding conversations about his new publication with prominent curators and art historians. The next event is a closed-door conversation between Smith and Boris Groys, Global Distinguished Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, NYU.read more »
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context…read more »
Terry Smith and Julian Myers will speak about Thinking Contemporary Curating at the CAA 2013 Annual Conference.read more »