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.
Mike Tan is a Malaysian gallerist who runs the Contemporary Art gallery, RUBBER FACTORY in the Lower East Side of New York. His degree at Gallatin NYU was the Intersection between Fact and Fiction in the Post Colonial British Archive.
On January 14 we are reading the eleventh chapter “Tobias Putrih: Šiška, International.” The conversation will be co-led by filmmaker, animator, and artist Birgit Rathsmann and gallerist, Mike Tan.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 »
Throughout 2019 ICI is reading and thinking through Comradeship, ICI’s recent publication by Zdenka Badovinac. On May 21 we will be reading “Interrupted Histories,” translated by Rawley Grau and previously published by the Moderna galerija, Ljubljana in 2006. The conversation will be co-led with curator and writer Shehab Awad and gallerist Mike Tan.read more »