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Julie Mehretu, “Untitled,” 2013. (Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.)
By Rozalia Jovanovic
“Tuesday night, Independent Curators International (ICI) hosts its Annual Benefit & Auction, honoring fashion designer Miuccia Prada with its 2013 Leo Award and art historian, critic, and curator Germano Celant with the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award in recognition of each of their contributions to contemporary art and their work on the exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice, 2013″ at the Fondazione Prada…”
The event will also include a live auction led by Sotheby’s Alexander Rotter and a silent auction, in tandem with online marketplace Artsy, where auction and registration bidding, as well as a full preview, will begin today at noon. There are works at auction by artists including Julie Mehretu, Walead Beshty, Sam Moyer, Carsten Holler, and Christo. Below is a preview of some of the work that will be up for auction.
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Posted on November 14, 2013
Project 35 Volume 2 toured to Fresh Milk Art Platform, a leading non-profit artist-led space located under a grove of mahogany trees in the middle of a working dairy farm in St. George Barbados. As part of Fresh Milk’s public event Fresh Milk XIII, a selection from Project 35 Volume 2 was screened on Oct 24th, 2013 at the Milking Parlour Studio. Working to bring together emerging talents across different cultures and support contemporary creatives, Fresh Milk has incorporated ICI’s Project 35 Volume 2 into its vigorous curatorial practice. Find out more about the event and Fresh Milk at http://freshmilkbarbados.com/.
Posted on November 15, 2013
This year Videobrasil turns 30! Watch Solange Farkas, Director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil, speak about the Festival here.
ICI’s traveling exhibition State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970 has been on view at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago since October 2nd, 2013. In the November – December 2013 issue of The University of Chicago Magazine, Katherine Muhlenkamp, an alumni of the University, penned an account of an unique experience of this recent installation. She notes that looking at the flashed images by Joe Hawley, Mel Henderson and Alfred Young in Searchlights; Oil; and Yellow Cabs, the “audience couldn’t help but laugh at the aerial shots of bumper-to-bumper cars”. Bringing together the curatorial ideas of the co-curators Karen Moss and Constance Lewallen, Muhlenkamp explores the experimental Conceptual art of California represented in the exhibition.
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Posted on November 19, 2013
FLORA (José Roca and Adriana Hurtado) is making an open call for the 2014 FLORA Grant-curator in residence, which consists of a curatorial practice at FLORA from January 15 to December 15, 2014. Due date for submission: November 30, 2013. Full application guidelines here.
Posted on November 20, 2013
Christian Jankowski, Rooftop Routine, 2007. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Что отличает экспрессивно проведенную ночь с субботы на воскресенье от хорошего перформанса? Много чего, как бы вас ни убеждали, что публичное шоу, которое вы закатили той же ночью — арт, и даже вполне себе про телесность, и даже у кого-то это вызвало, скажем так, катарсис. Пожалуй, основная разница в том, что на следующий день первое хочется быстрее забыть, а к лучшим образчикам перформанса стоит возвращаться вновь и вновь. Ревизию лучших перформансов XXI века в Еврейском музее и Центре толерантности устроит Розли Голдберг, куратор и теоретик визуального искусства, которая в 1979 году написала настоящую энциклопедию перформанса Performance Art: From Futurism to The Present и знает о нем все и даже больше. С ее легкой руки и экспертной выборки в Москве покажут мультимедийные работы Сантьяго Сьерры, Аллоры и Кальсадильи, Клэр Фонтейн, Яэль Бартаны, Гая Бен-Нера, Уильяма Кентриджа и многих других. Ну и про Марину Абрамович тоже не забудут.
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В ноябре Еврейский музей и Центр толерантности покажет выставку куратора Розли Голдберг Performance Now, путешествующую сейчас по множеству городов во всем мире. Самый известный на сегодняшний день исследователь искусства перформанса, чья книга «Искусство перформанса: от футуристов до современности» переведена на десятки языков мира (на русском она выйдет в ноябре), приехала в Москву во второй раз. Впервые она была здесь три года назад, когда привозила в ЦСК «Гараж» свой знаменитый проект «100 лет перформанса». В этот раз в Москве будут показаны работы, сделанные за последние 10–15 лет как звездами, так и начинающими художниками. Interview поговорил с куратором о перформансе, популярности, ответственности, Москве и традиции, которая идет от футуристов и не должна прерываться.
Что вы почувствовали, когда вам предложили сделать выставку в Еврейском музее в Москве? Был ли это профессиональный вызов? Насколько вообще для вас важен локальный контекст?
Я заинтригована тем, что такой совершенно новый музей, как этот, имеет столь свежий и современный взгляд на культурную ситуацию и включил эту выставку в свою программу! Разумеется, контекст очень для меня важен. У России огромное культурное наследие, традиции перформанса здесь уже больше века, так что привезти сюда выставку с авторами, которые делают перформанс сейчас, — очень логичное продолжение этой истории. Это возможность обратиться к истории перформанса через российских художников и сравнить работы с авторами из других стран. Я поражаюсь энергии и, не побоюсь этого слова, духу авантюризма в этом музее.
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Amadéus Leopold. Photo: Billy Farrell agency
Independent Curators International hosted its annual benefit & auction honoring Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant, while raising $600,000 in process. Center548 in Chelsea was completely transformed for the event and featured a bar equipped elevator and the giant Artsy powered auction screen. Christo, Sofia Coppola, Marina Abramović, Agnes Gund, Dustin Yellin, and Peter Brant & Stephanie Seymour, were some of the supporters on hand.
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Posted on November 21, 2013
Andres Serrano and Irina Movmyga. Photo BFAnyc.com. Courtesy ICI.
Independent Curators International (ICI) raised over $600,000 at its glitzy annual benefit and auction last night. Held at West Chelsea’s Center548, the evening honored fashion designer Miuccia Prada and curator Germano Celant.
In attendance were artists such as Marina Abramovic, Nate Lowman and Allan Ruppersberg, along with film director Sofia Coppola, curators Sheena Wagstaff, Massimiliano Gioni and Cecilia Alemani, and patrons of the arts such as Dasha Zhukova.
Agnes Gund presented awards designed by Los Angeles-based artist Liz Glynn.
Founded in 1975, New York-based ICI organizes exhibitions, events and publications, as well as offering training programs for curators. Ten ICI exhibitions have been presented in 19 countries in 2013.
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Amadéus Leopold. Photo Billy Farrell Agency
NY HEARD & SCENE
Putting the Art in Party
There Was a Bar in the Elevator at the Independent Curators International Benefit
By MARSHALL HEYMAN
Nov. 20, 2013 10:38 p.m. ET
Art folks really know how to party.
How do we know this to be true? Because there was a bar in the elevator on the way up to the Independent Curators International benefit on Tuesday night.Yes, this is a larger-than-normal freight elevator at Center548 that could fit a small gathering of its own. But inside, a bartender was mixing a drink called the Firecracker, made with vodka, sparkling water and jalapeño.
“Am I the only one brave enough to drink this?” one eager patron asked, grabbing a ready-made cocktail as the elevator inched its way up to the second floor. (Yes, you could have taken the stairs a flight, but did the stairs have a bar?) “Actually,” she said, taking a sip, “it’s a little spicy.”
“It’s not that,” responded the arts patron and investment banker Greg Miller, of Greenhill & Co. “It’s the ice that’s the issue.”
Like New York’s weather this week, the art scene has been all over the place, both in terms of general taste and location. Over the weekend, many of the ICI’s guests had ventured to Mexico City for the opening of Eugenio Lopez’s Museo Jumex. The general consensus was it was a very fun weekend with a very fun series of parties.
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Germano Celant and Renaud Proch. Photo: Billy Farrell Agency.
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In the Air – Art+Auction’s Gossip Column
NOVEMBER 20, 2013, 5:47 PM
All the Art World Attended ICI’s Gala
by Ashton Cooper (@ashton_cooper)
Plenty of art stars turned out Tuesday night for Independent Curators International’s (ICI) annual benefit and auction, which raised over $600,000 for the organization. Director Sofia Coppola, Garage founder Dasha Zhukova, FITZ & CO assistant director Noreen Ahmad, curating power couple Massimiliano Gioni and Cecilia Alemani, and artists Marina Abramovic, Nate Lowman, Dustin Yellin, and Christo were all there to see Agnes Gund present the 2013 Leo Award to Miuccia Prada and the 2013 Agnes Gund Curatorial Award to Germano Celant. Prada and Celant were being honored for the Prada Foundation’s international art sponsorship, in particular the exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013,” which closed earlier this month at the Ca’ Corner della Regina, the revamped former palazzo that became the Prada Foundation’s Venice exhibition space in 2011.
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Germano Celant. Photo: Billy Farrell Agency.
By Tara Dalbow November 20, 2013 Center548 got in touch with its artsier side last night at ICIs Annual Benefit and Auction. Candles flickered in mirrored boxes as animated colors were projected along the walls. The room was buzzing with that particular energy that only a roomful of passionate people can provide. Patrons browsed an impressive curation of art up for auction as members of Artsy walked the crowd, providing iPads for easy bidding. Large projections of the featured artwork and their respective current bids flashed across the walls it all was very high-tech. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Germano Celant and Marina Abramović. Photo: Billy Farrell Agency
The ICI annual benefit honored Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant
November 20, 2013 7:03 PM | by Vanessa Lawrence
What: The Independent Curators International (ICI) Annual Benefit and Auction, this year honoring Miuccia Prada with the Leo Award and Italian art historian and critic Germano Celant with the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award.
When: Tuesday, November 19th
Where: Center548 in New York, which was tricked out with projection screens, courtesy of Artsy, that kept guests appraised of the silent auction bidding throughout the night. (The event raised $600,000 for the organization.)
Who: Agnes Gund, ICI Trustee Emerita who presented the awards; Sofia Coppola, Marina Abramovic, CHRISTO, Dasha Zhukova, Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour, and Andres Serrano.
Why: Miuccia couldn’t make it, but no matter. Celant accepted her award on behalf of the Fondazione Prada.
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Agnes Gund, Christo | Photography Madison McGaw/BFANYC.com
Usually, a room full of curators means they are celebrating something else—a museum gala, an artist, an opening. But last night at the annual Independent Curators International Benefit & Auction, held to support the 38-year old organization, it was all about the people who bring the art, the show-spaces, and artists together in the first place. Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant were honored with the Leo Award, named for art dealer Leo Castelli, presented for their championing of contemporary art.
The evening started with cocktails and a silent auction—though not a subtle one, as new bids were projected on the walls like stock market tickers. With it, guests including Marina Abramović, Dasha Zhukova, and Agnes Gund watched prices for artworks by Dan McCarthy, Yoko Ono, Claire Fontaine, and more creep up during cocktails. The classical music artist, Amadéus Leopold, soon to perform at the after party, could be seen warming up in sweeping, black robes nearby.
The live auction, held at dinner, intensified the air of anticipation, as Sotheby’s Alexander Rotter took bids for works by the likes of John Baldessari and Dustin Yellin, who was also in attendance.
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Posted on November 22, 2013
In her Curatorial Intensive seminar, Mariangela Méndez will speak about Colombia’s recent 43 Salón (inter) Nacional de Artistas. The exhibition took place September 6–November 3, 2013 across various venues in Medellín, Colombia. The curatorial team consisted of Mariangela Méndez Prencke (Artistic Director), Florencia Malbran, Javier Mejía, Rodrigo Moura, and Oscar Roldan-Alzate.
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Posted on November 25, 2013
Still from Temporary Horizon (2012, video), by Heino Schmid.
The Art of Bottles
By Simon Lee
November 25, 2013
Although you may well have admired the bottle-balancing performance ritually enacted on the pavement outside Smokey and Bunty’s bar in St James, it’s unlikely that even with a bad head you would have considered this “Art”. Think again, and not simply about the artistry required to source the raw materials for this distinctly postmodern Creole performance art. Here in Trinidad, we take for granted such street performances in much the same way that tourists or Londoners take for granted the jugglers in Convent Garden, or the pavement chalk artists who’ll oblige with a quick portrait or an Old Master. It took an outsider—Heino Schmid, a Bahamian artist—to see the bottle balancing as an art form. Initially captivated, Schmid began to study the performance both from practical and artistic points of view.
He made drawings; studied the physics involved; dedicated long nights of research on the St James pavement to eventually learn the magic of balancing and then to shoot a short video of himself performing, which combines humour and sly commentary with manual precision. Schmid’s “temporary horizons” video, which runs for approximately ten minutes and features the headless artist’s hands carefully placing two bottles—the upper one with residuals which constitute the temporary horizon—before he walks offscreen leaving the bottles, which eventually collapse, was originally shown at the prestigious Tate Liverpool Biennale in 2010. Last week, thanks to local artist Christopher Cozier, one of the 35 curators of Project 35, it was screened at Alice Yard, along with several other videos from the same project.
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