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.
Jack Boulton was an American curator and art consultant. He was an influential arts adviser to the Chase Manhattan Bank until his death in 1987. Prior to his move to New York in 1979, he served as the associate director for the International Exhibitions Committee of the American Federation of Arts in Washington. From 1972 to 1976 he was director of the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as United States Commissioner for the 13th Sao Paulo Bienal in Brazil in 1975, and was a founding trustee of the New Museum, a trustee of the Independent Curators Inc. and an adviser to the National Endowment for the Arts.
VIDEOART U.S.A. was born out of a grand-scale erudite and historical study of international contemporary video art. In the present decade it has become increasingly clear that video art extends beyond a new technology designed to please the human eye. It is rather used as a tool to explore the most pressing issues in contemporary art.read more »