do it takes written instructions by artists as a point of departure. These can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted. do it has become the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the “Exhibition in Progress.”Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist Find out more »
NEW: Obrist, Hans Ulrich, do it: the compendium, Independent Curators International (ICI), New York and Distributed Art Publishers, May 2013. Foreword and acknowledgement by Kate Fowle and Frances Wu Giarratano; Introduction by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Essays by Bruce Altshuler, Hu Fang, Virginia Perez-Ratton, and Elizabeth Presa. 448 pages. ISBN: 978-1-938922-01-5. $35.00.Find out more »
On View June 23 – September 8, 2013
Sunday, June 23
Opening Reception from 2-5pm
Bronx Museum Members Tour with State of Mind curators and artists from 1-5pm
Performance of Sons of War Games by Darryl Sapien from 2:30-4pm (2nd floor, North Wing terrace)
Performance by AIM artist Alejandro Guzmán at 4:30pm (1st floor, North Wing Gallery)
ICI is thrilled to announce the opening of State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the only East Coast venue to present the exhibition that explores the emergence of conceptual art in California in the 1960s and 70s. Initially curated by Constance M. Lewallen and Karen Moss, and developed as part of the Getty Foundation’s collaborative exhibition series Pacific Standard Time, State of Mind features artists who played a seminal role in the emergence of “California Conceptualism.” Works in the exhibition exemplify the unrestricted style of the era, when art was produced for alternative audiences and outside of artists’ studios—in the streets, at artist-run galleries, and in other non-traditional spaces. State of Mind features video, film, photography, installation, artist’s books, drawings, sculpture, and extensive performance documentation and ephemera, and includes Chris Burden, Lynn Hershman, Linda Mary Montano, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha and many more.
For more information on State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, please visit the official Bronx Museum website here.June 23, 2013 @ Bronx Museum of the Arts Find out more »
June 25–September 25, 2013
The Curatorial Seminar will focus on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, the strengths and pitfalls of working within such a context, and questions of how to develop a curatorial practice that supports the development of artists and local infrastructure within the international art world.
August 18–24, 2013
Developed by ICI in collaboration with MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, the Curatorial Intensive: On Curating: Between Theory and Practice will examine the developments of the curatorial field and the changing role of the curator, while exploring research-based initiatives, independent projects, collections and institutional building, and new financial architectures, among other topics.
July 21 - 30, 2013
Focusing on new models for curating and exhibition development, ICI’s annual summer Curatorial Intensive offers curators the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the world and share ideas on how to push the parameters of their practice.
ICI is pleased to announce that the second print run of Thinking Contemporary Curating is now available! Just 3 months after its initial launch in September 2012, all 2500 copies sold out. Get your copy here.
The book’s author, Terry Smith, is holding conversations about his new publication with prominent curators and art historians. The next event is at the Mori Art Museum on August 3, 2013.
Thinking Contemporary Curating is the first publication to comprehensively explore what is distinctive about contemporary curatorial thought.August 3, 2013 @ Mori Art Museum Find out more »
Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. This program of single-channel videos is selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today.
do it is the longest-running and most far-reaching exhibition to ever happen, giving new meaning to the concept of the “Exhibition in Progress.” do it takes written instructions by artists as a point of departure, which can be interpreted anew each time they are enacted.
This summer, The Bronx Museum of the Arts will become the only East Coast venue to present State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970, an exhibition which explores the emergence of conceptual art in California in the 1960s and 70s.
The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers curators the chance to develop their exhibition ideas and make connections to leaders in the field, providing the opportunity to forge new international networks through peer-group education. The Curatorial Intensive takes place twice annually in New York, and in other locations in conjunction with institutional partners worldwide.
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Muriel Enjalran was invited to come to New York from Paris as the first ICI/French Institute Fellow. After participating in ICI’s Curatorial Intensive program in the Summer 2012, she conducted research into artists who engage with the public sphere and explore the relationship between art and politics beyond conventional practices. Enjalran takes the works and activities of Justine Triet, Ângela Ferreira, and Caetano Dias (artists residing across various continents) as a departure point for interrogating how their work attempts to redefine aesthetics, therefore redefining art and politics while engaging with the social.
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Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Independent Curators International are pleased to announce that Remco de Blaaij has been selected as the second recipient of the CPPC Travel Award for Central America and the Caribbean. The award supports a contemporary art curator based anywhere in the world to travel to Central America and the Caribbean to conduct research about art and cultural activities in the region. The process will generate new collaborations with artists, curators, museums, and cultural centers in the area.
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In 1996, three years after the inception of do it, curator Robert Fleck interviewed Hans Ulrich Obrist on the impetus for organizing the generative exhibition. Obrist shares his thoughts on the first iterations of the exhibition and the unending potential for future versions.