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.
RoseLee Goldberg’s seminal study, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present (first published in 1979 and now in its third edition) is regarded as the leading text for understanding the development of the genre and has been translated into more languages (including Chinese, Croatian, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian) than any other book of its kind. When director of the Royal College of Art (RCA) Gallery in London, Goldberg established a program that pioneered an integrative approach to curating exhibitions, performance, and symposia, directly involving the various departments of the RCA in all aspects of the exhibitions program. As curator at The Kitchen in New York she continued to advocate for multi-disciplinary practices to have equal prominence by establishing the exhibition space, a video viewing room, and a performance series. It was here that Goldberg curated the first solo exhibitions of Cindy Sherman, Sherri Levine, Robert Longo, Jack Goldstein and The Kipper Kids, among others. Most recently, her vision in the creation of Performa has set a precedent for performance art that is now impacting museum programming and diverse audiences across the U.S. and abroad. In 2010 she was awarded the ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award and in 2006 named a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. Since 1987, Goldberg has taught at New York University.
Performance Now will be on view at the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery as part of the 39th Krakow Theatrical Reminiscences this October.read more »
Today Middlebury College Museum of Art opens Performance Now, a selection of works by artists who practice a variety of art making procedures featuring videos, objects, films, and installations that document ephemeral occurrences.read more »
Performance Now at The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia from November 21, 2013 through January 14, 2014.read more »
Performance Now debuts at Wesleyan University with a series of special events, lectures and screenings.read more »
Organized from November 13–22, 2011 in association with the visual art performance organization Performa, the Curatorial Intensive will use the Performa 11 biennial as a platform to explore how curating performance art is being theorized and implemented today.read more »