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.
The First Generation offers an early history of the development of video as a medium, as well as evidence of the significant role women played in defining a new way of making art during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This was perhaps, the first time that men and women artists worked in a medium on equal footing. Without the burdens of tradition linked with othe media, women video artists were freer to concentrate on process, often using video to explore the body and the self through the genres of history, autobiography, and examinations of gendered identity.read more »