INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL
Research

Media Room

Barbara London, one of the most influential curators of new media art, presented on her practice and her latest exhibition, Seeing Sound, traveling internationally with ICI through 2025. London reflected on creating a context that gives sound a visual and physical presence, and how artists have engaged with our changing relationship to sound, especially at a time of recalibration and community building. 

Seeing Sound challenges ideas about what art in a perpetual state of flux may be, integrating and interrogating sound as a medium through the work of Seth Cluett, Juan Cortés, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Bani Haykal, Yuko Mohri, Marina Rosenfeld, Aura Satz, and Samson Young. Prioritizing ideas over the use of technology, the artists employ analog and digital tools with irony, humor, poetry and a political edge. London will reflect on creating a context that gives sound a visual and physical presence, and how artists have engaged with our changing relationship to sound, especially at a time of recalibration and community building.



This latest iteration of The Backroom, was curated by Andrea Valencia Arnada, Laura August, Jaime Ruíz Martínez, Humberto Moro, and José López Serra, at museotamayo.org/thebackroom. Watch a conversation with the five contributing curators, on their contributions to The Backroom and how the project offers a model for engagement with the artistic process and research. Available in English and Spanish.


Since September 2020, ICI and Museo Tamayo, Mexico, have collaborated on The Backroom, a digital space to discover and navigate art beyond the art object, based on a project initiated by Magalí Arriola, Kate Fowle, and Renaud Proch in 2005. Every two weeks, on a platform hosted on Museo Tamayo's website, guest curators presented a selection of materials that nourish and inform the practices of three artists of their choice: objects of desire, personal archives, libraries, artistic research, music, routines, films, biographies; art is in a permanent exchange with the world that surrounds it.

 

 

 

Watch Curatorial Forum Presents: Weathering Regional Landscapes, presented in partnership with EXPO CHICAGO, was an online panel discussion held on January 21, focusing on several recent curatorial and artistic projects anchored in the Gulf Coast. This conversation considered how art can encourage new forms of environmental awareness, and invite new thinking about culture and community.

Panelists included: Curatorial Intensive Alumna Ryan N. Dennis, ICI Collaborator, Katie Pfohl, Artist, Regina Agu, Artist, Cristina Molina and Geographer, Willie Wright.  Listen to the conversation here

Watch this event centered on a screening of Maria D. Rapicavoli’s newly commissioned film The Other: a familiar story, followed by a conversation between Rapicavoli and activist Maria Canela, moderated by Srimoyee Mitra, Director of Stamps Gallery. Commissioned with support from the Italian Council for the Rubin Foundation’s exhibition To Cast Too Bold A Shadow, Rapicavoli’s two-channel film installation premiers in this thematic group show examining entrenched forms of misogyny. This event was co-presented with The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation and originally recorded on December 1st, 2020.

 

To read and download a full transcript of this event, click here.

 < 1 2 3 4 >  Last ›

INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL
401 BROADWAY, SUITE 1620
NEW YORK, NY 10013
T: +1 212 254 8200 F: +1 212 477 4781
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)