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.
STAFF PICK Connor, Michael, The New Normal, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York and Artists Space, New York, 2008. Essays by Michael Connor, Marisa Olson, and Clay Shirky; foreword and acknowledgements by Judith Olch Richards and Benjamin Weil. 72 pages, 33 color illustrations, 7 x 10 in., softcover. ISBN 978-0-916365-79-0. $24.00
Roca, José, Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2007. Essay by José Roca; short story by Bruce Sterling. 72 pages, 37 color and 4 black-and-white illustrations. 8.75 x 9.75 in., hardcover. ISBN: 0-916365-76-9. $24.95
STAFF PICK. Schaffner, Ingrid, Jess: To and From the Printed Page, Independent Curators International, New York, 2007. Prologue by John Ashbery; essays by Ingrid Schaffner, and Lisa Jarnot; glossary by Thomas Evans and Brandon Stosuy. 112 pages, 55 color; 35 black-and-white illustrations. 8.5 x 10.5 in., softcover. ISBN: 0-916365-75-1. $29.95
Baker, Alex, and Kamps, Toby, Space is the Place, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York and Contemporary Arts Center (CAC), Cincinnati, 2006. Essays by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps; additional text by Svetlana Boym. 80 pages, 33 color and 7 black-and-white illustrations, 12 x 9 in., softcover. ISBN: 0-916365-74-3. $22.95
STAFF PICK Molon, Dominic and Rooks, Michael, Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art. Indepedent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2005. Excerpt by David Sedaris. 72 pages, 32 color illustrations, 8 x 10 in., softcover. ISBN 0-916365-72-7. $22.95
STAFF PICK. 2005. Essays by Stephanie Smith and Victor Margolin, plus artists’ statements. 160 pages, 73 color and 5 black-and-white illustrations. 7 x 10 in., softcover. Co-published by the Smart Museum of Art and ICI. ISBN: 0-935573-42-9.
BESTSELLER Richards, Judith Olch, Inside the Studio: Two Decades of Talks with Artists in New York, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2004. Introduction by Judith Olch Richards; contributions by Richard Tuttle, Janine Antoni, David Levinthal, Louise Bourgeois, Leon Golub, Mel Bochner et al. 296 pages, 104 color and 37 black-and-white illustrations, 6.5 x 9.5 in., softcover. ISBN: 0-916365-70-0. $29.95
Higgs, Matthew, Killian, Kevin and Robbins, David, Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and Independent Curators International, New York, 2004. Foreword and Acknowledgements by Judith Olch Richards and Ralph Rugoff; essays by Matthew Higgs, Kevin Killian, and David Robbins. 71 pages, softcover. ISBN: 9780972508032. $22.95
Fleming, Jeff My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation, Des Moines Art Center and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2001. Essays by Jeff Fleming, Susan Lubowsky Talbott, and Takashi Murakami. 80 pages, 46 color illustrations, 9 x 12 in., softcover. ISBN: 1-879003-33-3. $19.95