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Curatorial Seminar

The Curatorial Seminar

Developed by ICI in collaboration with SAHA, the Curatorial Seminar focuses on Istanbul as a case study, exploring a number of key issues that challenge our understanding of what constitutes an emerging art scene, and questions of how to develop a curatorial practice that supports the development of artists and local infrastructure within the international art world.

Between June 25 and September 20 the seminar was conducted via online sessions that include lectures from curators, roundtable discussions, reading groups, and workshops to explore each participant’s research topic. Between September 21 and 25 the seminar will be held in Istanbul, and will include site visits to artists’ studios and selected venues, seminar sessions with guest curators.

Teachers & Advisors: Zoe Butt, María del Carmen Carrión, Colin Chinnery, Fulya Erdemci, Kate Fowle, Hou Hanru, Vasif Kortun, Julian Myers, Georges Pfruender, Andrea Phillips, Sally Tallant, Fatos Ustek, Dominic Willsdon.

Participants: Özge Ersoy, Mónica Espinel, Nazli Gurlek, Olga Hatzidaki, Kate Martin, Anna Santomauro, Claire Shea.

Curatorial Seminar Public Symposium

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
SALT Galata Bankalar Caddesi 11 Karaköy 34420 İstanbul
T +90 212 334 22 25 The public symposium in Istanbul will present the research of the international curators brought together for the Curatorial Seminar. This event is free and open to the public.

About ICI and The Curatorial Intensive

ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration.Headquartered in New York, Independent Curators International (ICI) is a small non-profit organization with a large purview. Over the last 35 years, ICI has produced 118 traveling exhibitions and profiled the work of more than 3,700 artists, working with 621 museums, university art galleries and art centers in 48 states and 29 countries worldwide. ICI produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions, to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration.

SAHA Association and ICI initiated a partnership in 2011. SAHA will be supporting the participation of curators who have been accepted to ICI’s training programs for a period of three years. SAHA’s collaboration with this internationally renowned institution of 35 years of experience has also resulted in the initiation of a “SAHA Research Grant” to provide an opportunity for the program’s alumni to continue their research.

The Curatorial Intensive is ICI’s short-term program discussing the ways in which contemporary performance-art curatorship is being theorized and implemented today. 10-14 applicants are selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive by ICI Committee to work with a faculty that includes leading artists, curators, and art historians.