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.
Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity. She has been described by New York Times critic Holland Cotter as one of “the half-dozen most important people for art in downtown Manhattan in the 1970s.” In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artist books, temporary installation, performance art, as well as online works. She is represented by P.P.O.W Gallery in New York; and has received fellowships for performance art from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; Bessie and Obie awards for commitment to artists’ freedom of expression; a Yoko Ono Lennon Courage Award for the Arts; a Richard Massey Foundation-White Box Arts and Humanities Award; and in 2013 received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.
Photograph: Christopher Milne.
Artists Martha Wilson and Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen will offer inter-generational perspectives on feminism, performance, and the archive as they relate to their respective practices.read more »
In conjunction with the exhibition Martha Wilson, Performing, Re-enacting and Reacting will explore key complex issues surrounding the current tendency to re-perform historical works.read more »
The ICI exhibition Martha Wilson will return to New York City for a grand finale in 2015 as Performing Franklin Furnace and activate several sites across the city.read more »
Order the Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook and receive $10 OFF the Martha Wilson Sourcebook + FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the U.S. Now through July 22.read more »
Martha Wilson will open at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts from August 30 through November 10, 2013.read more »
Martha Wilson opens at INOVA University of Wisconsin from June 7 – August 11, with several events at the host institution as well as another local venue.read more »
ICI is very pleased to announce the opening of Martha Wilson at the Nichols Art Gallery, Pitzer College Art Galleries in Claremont, California. The opening reception will take place on January 26, 2013, accompanied by a wealth of local public events, further expanding the collaborative model with the hosting institution and community.read more »
On October 30, Catherine Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum will be at Arcadia University to speak about Martha Wilson and her practice.read more »
Join the Mills College Art Department and Art Museum in honoring Martha Wilson as the recipient of the Jane Green Endowment for Studies in Art History and Criticism. Martha Wilson will be presenting her new publication Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces.read more »
Join SF Camerawork for a special evening with artist Martha Wilson as they celebrate the release of her new book, Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces.read more »
“If I were to make a list of the half-dozen most important people for art in downtown Manhattan in the 1970s — the real downtown, the then-sparsely settled west-side area between Canal Street and Battery Park — the conceptual artist and performer Martha Wilson would be on it.”read more »
Martha Wilson offers her perspective on feminist research
A lecture by Martha Wilson in conjunction with the Compulsive Browse Colloquium, a two-year research project supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University.
Intended as an evolving retrospective, this exhibition encourages collaboration between curator(s) at each presenting institution and the artist Martha Wilson to select works from overlapping stages of Wilson’s career that suit the institution’s local collections and audiences.read more »