ICI in Chicago

September 12–15

In conjunction with EXPO CHICAGO
September 13-17, 2017
Navy Pier
600 E Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Every year since 2014, ICI has partnered with EXPO CHICAGO on programs and events. This year, ICI and EXPO CHICAGO will produce the Curatorial Forum, a convening of 30 curators from across the U.S. and around the world.

Drawing on ICI’s engagement with our cultural partners in the city, Leadership Council and International Forum members will gain exclusive access to the fair and other events.

For more information on ICI’s programs in Chicago, or to enquire about membership to the Leadership Council and International Forum, contact Manuela Paz at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (212) 254-8200.

Wednesday, September 13, 12-9pm
Navy Pier

Initiating the beginning of the international fall art season each September, EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, takes place at historic Navy Pier, whose vast vaulted architecture hosts leading international exhibitors presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. Contact ICI to arrange your VIP Pass.

Thursday, September 14, 5:30-7pm
Private Cocktail Reception hosted by Paula Crown
Millennium Park

Join the curators and participants of the Curatorial Forum at the studio of Paula Crown, designed by Studio Gang Architects overlooking Millennium Park.

Friday, September 15, 5:30-6:30pm
Private Collection Tour: Ellen & Richard Sandor

Join an intimate tour of The Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection exclusively arranged for ICI. The collection contains examples of key works in the history of photography, complemented by paintings, drawings, sculpture and new media.

Richard and Ellen Sandor have been collecting photography, outsider art and new media for over 35 years, building one of the premier private art collections in America that features 2,000 works spanning the 1840s to the present. The Sandors were active collectors of photography when collecting works in that medium was still uncommon. They were listed by as one of the “World’s 12 Most Influential Photography Collectors” and by Art & Antiques as one of “America’s Top 100 Private Collectors.”

Friday, September 15, 6:30-9pm
Opening reception of Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness
Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 33 S. State St., 7th floor, Chicago IL

Opening of the U.S. Premiere of Apichatpong Weerasethakul: The Serenity of Madness, September 16–December 8, a traveling exhibition curated by Gridthiya Gaweewong and produced by ICI. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

Photo courtesy: Ellen and Richard Sandor

September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017


Independent Curators International (ICI)

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.

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