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.
Jovana Stokic is a Belgrade-born, New York-based art historian and curator. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her dissertation, The Body Beautiful: Feminine Self-Representations 1970–2007, analyzes works of Marina Abramovic, Martha Rosler, Joan Jonas particularly focusing on the notion of self-representation. Stokic was a fellow at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; a researcher at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the curator of the Kimmel Center Galleries, New York University; and the performance curator at Location One, New York. She is currently on the faculty of the MFA Art Practice, SVA and NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.
On December 17 we are reading the tenth chapter “How NSK Made Present the Absence of History.” The conversation will be led by art historian and writer, Carlos Kong and art historian and curator, Jovana Stokic.read more »
On September 24 we are reading the seventh chapter “Histories and their Different Narrators,” translated by Tamara Soban and originally published in L’International: Post-War Avant Gardes Between 1957 and 1986 in 2012. The conversation will be co-led by art historian and curator, Jovana Stokic and gallerist, Mike Tan.read more »
On March 19 we are reading the first chapter “Body and the East,” translated by Mika Briški and previously published by the Moderna galerija, Ljubljana in 1998. The conversation will be led by writer, translator, and interdisciplinary artist Cory Tamler and art historian and curator Jovana Stokic. Throughout 2019 ICI are reading and thinking through Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe. This selection of texts by Zdenka Badovinac, edited by J. Myers-Szupinska, gathers twenty years of writings from disparate and hard-to-find sources alongside new texts from the forward-thinking Slovenian curator, museum director, and scholar Zdenka Badovinac.read more »
Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe: Reading Groupread more »