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.
Katy Siegel is the Senior Programming and Research Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the inaugural Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University and a contributing editor to Artforum. She has written many essays on modern and contemporary artists, including Paul Pfeiffer, David Reed, Bernard Frize, and most recently, Mark Bradford. Siegel was previously Associate Professor of Art History and chief curator of the galleries at Hunter College and editor in chief of Art Journal. She was also the curator of High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975, which toured internationally. Her most recent books are Since ‘45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art, out this March from Reaktion, and Abstract Expressionism, out this fall from Phaidon.
The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models conference, co-organized by the Ph.D. Program in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center, Independent Curators International, and the New Museum, aims to tackle key questions around the museum as an institutional entity and contemporary art as an art historical category.read more »
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 is an exhibition that brings together approximately forty works by thirty-eight artists living and working in New York from 1967 to 1975.read more »