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.
Based in Lebanon and the United States
Active since 2014
Launched in 2014 as part of 98weeks Research Project’s “On Publications,” Makhzin is a yearly, bilingual English and Arabic magazine for fiction, prose, poetry, essays, and occasional translations. In addition, we publish long-form interviews between writers, artists, and thinkers every month. Makhzin is edited by Mirene Arsanios (Founding Editor), Iman Mersal and Ghalya Saadawi, and designed by Raoul Audouin.