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.
Digital giclee print
24 x 17.24 inches
Edition of 30 + 4 APs: $750 + shipping
Edition of 10 hand-embellished prints: $1,500 + shipping
Independent Curators International (ICI) is pleased to partner with Art for Change to launch a limited edition print, Novella (2020), by NY-based artist Grace Weaver in support of this year’s Curatorial Forum. The Curatorial Forum, organized by ICI with EXPO Chicago, convenes 40 US curators annually to generate conversations about the civic responsibilities of museums, topics of accessibility, regionalism, and racial equity.
ICI Leadership Council member, Jeanne Masel, started ART FOR CHANGE to offer exceptional contemporary art for socially conscious collectors. ART FOR CHANGE has commissioned Weaver to create a limited editioned print that will support ICI and the Curatorial Forum, and raise awareness for this year’s convening, set to take place online on September 24, 2020. This special online edition of the Forum will build upon past sessions with a particular focus on racial equity to engage curators in the long-term transformation work needed from within the institution.
STEPS, an exhibition of Weaver’s new paintings and drawings is currently on view, spanning both locations of James Cohan Gallery, by appointment, and online July 15–Sept 12, 2020. Weaver playfully explores the contradictions embedded in our social fabric: who has power, who is powerless; who is revealed, and who is hidden. The title of Weaver’s newly commissioned print Novella (2020), alludes to the book the prints’ protagonist carries, and to whose narrative and perspective the novella carries within.
Weaver’s Novella (2020) is available in a hand-signed and numbered edition of 30 with 10 one-of-a-kind, hand-embellished works, and 4 APs. The prints are available for sale on ARTFORCHANGE. 40% percent of the net proceeds from each Grace Weaver print sold will directly benefit ICI’s Curatorial Forum 2020, and, of the remaining net sale proceeds, 50% will directly benefit the artist.
Grace Weaver (b. 1989, Vermont) received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions in New York, NY; Burlington, VT; Berlin and Reutlingen in Germany, Glasgow, Scotland; and Chennai, India, and is featured in the collections of FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France; ARoS Museum, Aarhus, Denmark; and the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH. In 2019, Weaver presented concurrent solo exhibitions at institutions in Germany: O.K., at Kunstpalais Erlangen and Little Sister at Oldenburger Kunstverein. The two museums have collaborated on the first monograph of the artist’s work, published by Kerber Verlag. Weaver lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.