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Thank you

2010 turned out to be a wonderful 35th birthday year for ICI! To all our supporters and partners, thank you for showing your confidence in what ICI does! 2010 was the first year for many new events, exhibition endeavors, and training programs, and was a time when ICI began to expand the ways in which it interacts with artists and curators.

35th Anniversary Party

ICI ended its 35th year in style at the Park Avenue Armory on December 9th with a cocktail-style birthday bash. Artists, curators, and art world figures donated their time to ICI’s live and silent auction of art experiences, and winning bidders walked away with a commissioned animal portrait by Ann Craven, an astrological reading by Dan Graham, and a private guided tour of Spiral Jetty and Smithson’s old haunts.

Klaus Biesenbach honored both RoseLee Goldberg and Doryun Chong, two curators that ICI looks forward to collaborating with on projects in 2011. Earlier in the Fall, ICI also had the opportunity to honor artists and long-time ICI Trustees Christo & Jeanne-Claude at an event in memory of ICI Chairman, Gerrit Lansing.

Brazil Trip 2010

In November, drawing on the expertise of our international contacts from the region, ICI brought 16 of its supporters on a contemporary art tour of Brazil. The trip to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte celebrated 35 years of creative exchange with Latin America, beginning with ICI’s very first exhibition in 1975, which began its tour in São Paulo. 

Over 8 days the group was treated to many incredible meetings with some of the Brazilian contemporary art world’s finest figures, including collectors, dealers, artists, and curators, extending ICI’s international networks and outreach into Latin America, and building the beginning of some wonderful collaborations and relationships.

Thank you for supporting ICI. Without its supporters, who make possible the continuation and expansion of ICI’s many initiatives, ICI could not be the hub providing access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.


Support ICI

Support ICI by joining a network of arts world professionals and enthusiasts who champion collaborations with artists through limited editions and studio visits and who directly contribute to the global expansion of ICI’s exhibitions, public programs, educational initiatives, and international networks of curatorial exchange.

In 2011, anyone can become a Friend of ICI


Make a 100% tax deductible contribution to ICI’s Access Fund and receive:

-Invitations to and advance notice of ICI’s traveling exhibitions, special events, limited editions and programming around the globe
-ICI’s new semi-annual, printed brochure
-Subscription to ICI’s twice monthly eblast, keeping you up to date of ICI’s programming and exhibitions
-10% off on ICI’s 35-year history of exhibition catalogues and publications

To become a Friend, donate any amount from $100, and a donation above $500 will get you individually named on ICI’s website and printed materials.

The Access Fund currently has over 40 contributors who choose to directly support venues and curators who cannot otherwise take advantage of ICI’s programming. In 2010 alone, contributors to the Access Fund helped provide scholarships for emerging curators from Colombia, Singapore, Egypt, Albania, and Nigeria to come to New York City for ICI’s Curatorial Intensive training program, while directly supporting the presentation of ICI video exhibition Project 35 in Taiwan, Palestine, Albania, Nigeria, and Vietnam; and flexible, modular exhibition Documenta V in Lithuania and Latvia.

Help ICI send exhibitions to more diverse venues in more countries than ever in 2011 by becoming a Friend of ICI today.

Please contact Kristin at 212.254.8200 x25 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information or with questions.


ICI 2011 Limited Editions

Ernesto Neto
Once in Love, 2010
33.3 x 33.3 x 33.3 centimeters
Edition of 20 with 5 APs
Price: $5,000

John Baldessari/Monica Botkier
Leather Tote Bag
Edition of 300
Price: $300 + shipping and NY sales tax

Sales of ICI’s limited editions raise important funds for ICI’s programming, including the New York Studio Events, exhibitions program, and artist collaborations. Please contact Kristin at 212.254.8200 x25 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.


New York Studio Events

The 2011 NYSE Series will consist of individually ticketed events

In 30 years ICI has programmed over 260 behind-the-scenes gatherings with emerging and established artists to give our supporters exclusive access to their creative processes. The 2010 NYSE series included visits with Marina Abramović, Olaf Breuning, and Rashid Johnson, Jeffrey Vallance, Lawrence Weiner and Carrie Mae Weems. Now, the 2011 program continues with nine more timely events!


Jonas Wood, Wed, Feb 16, 6:30–8:00pm, at Anton Kern Gallery , NYC

Brendan Fowler, Mon, Feb 28, 6:30–8:00pm, at Untitled Gallery, NYC

Martha Wilson, Wed, Mar 30, 6:30–8:00pm, at the artist’s Brooklyn studio

Matt Keegan, Wed, Apr 27, 6:30–8:00pm, at D’Amelio Terras, NYC

Janine Antoni, Mon, May 2, 6:30–8:00pm, at the artist’s Brooklyn studio

Lisa Oppenheim, Wed, May 25, 6:30–8:00pm, at the artist’s Manhattan studio

Julie Mehretu, Tue, Sep 27, 6:30–8:00pm, at the artist’s Manhattan studio

Michael Joo, Wed, Nov 30, 6:30–8:00pm, at the artist’s Brooklyn studio

NYSE Dinner with Adam D. Weinberg, Wed, Sep 14, 7:00–9:30pm


Buy your individual tickets to all nine NYSE events!

Buy your $1,000 NYSE Package, including six individual tickets to the NYSE studio visits.

Buy your $2,000 NYSE Package, including eight individual tickets to the NYSE Studio Visits and two tickets to the NYSE Dinner.

Please contact Bridget at 212.254.8200 x24 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

PAST ICI NEW YORK STUDIO EVENTS INCLUDE… Vito Acconci, Ghada Amer, a.v.a.f., Alice Aycock, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, John Chamberlain, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, Gregory Crewdson, John Currin, Mark di Suvero, Eric Fischl, Philip Glass, Dan Graham, Cai Guo-Qiang, Peter Halley, Jenny Holzer, Joan Jonas, Donald Judd, Ilya Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Alex Katz, Jeff Koons, Sean Landers, Glenn Ligon, Maya Lin, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marilyn Minter, Robert Morris, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Murray, Wangechi Mutu, Ernesto Neto, Isamu Noguchi, Yoko Ono, Tony Oursler, Roxy Paine, David Reed, Dorothea Rockburne, James Rosenquist, Susan Rothenberg, Tom Sachs, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, Dana Schutz, Andres Serrano, Joel Shapiro, Shahzia Sikander, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Doug & Mike Starn, Pat Steir, Frank Stella, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Fred Tomaselli, Richard Tuttle, Kelly Walker, John Waters, William Wegman, Fred Wilson, and Robert Wilson.