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.
Virginija Januskeviciute is curator at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius, Lithuania, where she has organized numerous projects such as The Joy is Not Mentioned, 2007, (part of an ongoing ‘young Lithuanian artists’ series, featuring Egle Budvytyte, Goda Budvytyte and Ieva Miseviciute); and For the First and the Second Time, 2008 (an exhibition of artists investigating the history of Modernism, in collaboration with Stroom, a center for visual arts and architecture based in The Hague). Most recently, Virginija is programming the Reading Room, CAC’s venue for talks, discussions, lectures, performances and presentations as well curatorial and artistic experimentation.
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.read more »
The Curator’s Perspective, ICI’s itinerant public discussion series, continues this fall with visiting curator Virginija Januskeviciute.read more »