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.
Willie J. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. He studies the intersections of (anti)blackness and urban spatial change, particularly how black residents create and sustain a sense of place in working class communities.
Alternate Assembly: Weathering Regional Landscapes, presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, an online panel discussion focusing on several recent curatorial and artistic projects anchored in the Gulf Coast. This conversation considers how art can encourage new forms of environmental awareness, and invite new thinking about culture and community.read more »