Image Caption: Alumni joined by ICI's Renaud Proch and Monica Terrero
This week, 13 alumni from one of the first Curatorial Intensives held in 2010 participated in a seminar via Zoom. Dialing in from Mexico City, Lansing, Belgrade, Dublin, Lagos, New York City, Columbus, Toronto, Plovdiv, Portland, Porto, Wilmington, and Tel Aviv, the discussion included: David Ayala-Alfonso, Steven L. Bridges, Maja Ćirić, Oyinda Fakeye, Michele Horrigan, Svetlana Kuyumdzhieva, Frances Loeffler, Mack McFarland, Katy Reis, Legacy Russell, Maayan Sheleff, Paula Silva, and Margaret Winslow.
The group reconnected to think collectively through some of the urgent questions that have arisen in the past month, and their responses to the needs of artists and audiences. The conversation focused on the pressures the creative community currently faces to create COVID-19 related content, how organizations and institutions are pressured to produce digital content within sharp deadlines and questions on how to adequately support artists in these trying times. This is the first of a series of think-tanks, online forums, and peer-to-peer advisement groups that have been developed to address the needs of ICI’s network of collaborators now, and in the months to come. A report will be published on our Website in the coming week.