Our exhibitions access crucial developments in the field of contemporary art, and are now conceived to involve presenters and viewers more, and to be as affordable as possible. We promote more collaboration with host institutions, encourage them to modify exhibitions, and work with a range of contemporary art curators to create new flexible projects.
The Curator’s Perspective is an itinerant public discussion series taking place in a variety of venues throughout New York, featuring an international curator who distills current happenings in contemporary art, including the artists they are excited by, exhibitions that have made them think, and their views on recent developments in the art world.
ICI organizes public programs in New York, across the U.S, and around the world that provide a platform for curators to share their research and experiences with the public. Through partnerships with a range of institutions, ICI enables new audiences and curators alike to understand and navigate the rapidly growing field of curating, while also increasing access to current developments in contemporary art internationally.
Through ICI on the Move, ICI is expanding its public programming reach nationally, working with venues that host our traveling exhibitions, developing visiting curator tours, and organizing public discussions at art fairs to bring emerging and established practitioners together to exchange ideas and share their experiences.
ICI’s annual New York Studio Events series not only grants you intimate access to your favorite artists year round, but also helps ICI respond to the rapidly developing art world of today, ensuring that we connect you with momentous practitioners at the exact time they are presenting significant works.
The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term, low-cost training program that offers emerging 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 Curator's Network is a new professional membership group developed to bring together curators who want to share their work and exchange information with other professionals in the field through a wide range of online resources. The fully tax-deductible annual subscription is $100.
DISPATCH is ICI’s quarterly online journal that features different curators points of view on current developments in art. Practitioners based in different cities around the world are invited to use DISPATCH as their virtual base, building their research over time through text, image, and video.
Independent Visions has been inaugurated to reflect ICI’s commitment to supporting international curators early in their careers who have shown exceptional creativity and prescience in their exhibition-making, research, and related writing.
Members of The Curator's Network gain access to the information we think curators should know about, including an online guide to all things curating and a directory of ICI's network to connect with other colleagues from around the world.
In addition to gaining insider access to contemporary art, ICI supporters directly contribute to the production of our traveling exhibitions and training opportunities. In the past, supporter involvement has allowed artists and curators to explore new ideas and to present compelling contemporary art to diverse audiences. Today, joining ICI means helping us stay dynamic for the next 35 years!
The Artist Video Profiles are a set of fourteen short films depicting contemporary artists discussing their creative methods and techniques in their private work settings. Created in partnership with Talking Point Films, LLC, the Artist Video Profiles were filmed in artists’ studios during the Fall of 2007 and the Spring of 2008.
A comprehensive list of the curators ICI has worked with to produce innovative traveling exhibitions since 1975.
A partial list of the artists whose work ICI has exhibited since 1975.
In 35 years of operation ICI has organized 116 traveling exhibitions, profiling the work of more than 3,700 artists. The shows have been presented in 590 museums, university art galleries, and art centers in 48 states and 25 countries worldwide.
The following institutions have presented one or more ICI exhibitions.
Welcome to the Press Room, where you can view and download press kits, releases, and images for current and upcoming ICI exhibitions, as well as read recent press coverage of ICI programs.
Since 1990, ICI has commissioned artists to produce limited edition works to raise funds for its innovative programs and publications. Currently available limited editions include works by John Baldessari, Joseph Kosuth, Dana Schutz, Laurie Simmons and Alec Soth.
ICI is dedicated to producing high-quality and affordable publications to accompany its traveling exhibitions. Visit our store to browse ICI’s roster of over 70 publications.
Members of The Curator's Network gain access to a wide range of professional resources: an interactive online members' directory; access to low-fee meeting and work space rentals in New York; admission to ICI's public events, and invitations to private events; and an annual subscription for 6 issues of DISPATCH.
The fully tax-deductible annual subscription is $100.
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