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.
Pirate Press is a collaborative publication initiated by Christopher Rivera and Misa Jeffereis. The hybrid zine/artist book functions as a platform for new ideas and creative expression. The team selects art-related professionals working in various media––drawing, photography, poetry/writing, music––to create a focused project, a new commission. Each issue examines a relevant theme in contemporary art or life, inspecting it from a number of different angles. With this series, Pirate Press brings together artists, curators, and thinkers from around the world working in diverse disciplines. Pirate Press’s publications have focused on the theme of piracy, the problematics of public monuments, and the history of the Hunter MFA Studio program.
On August 29, Pirate Press will launch its third issue, 450 West 41st Street, an ode to the recently evacuated Hunter College MFA building. The issue focuses on the history of the building, as well as the changed landscape of its neighborhood, Hell’s Kitchen/Port Authority.read more »