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Annual Benefit & Auction


MIUCCIA PRADA, President, Fondazione Prada with The Leo Award
GERMANO CELANT, Director, Fondazione Prada with The Agnes Gund Curatorial Award

Special Performance by AMADÉUS LEOPOLD Featuring solo violin works by J. S. Bach, Niccolò Paganini and Fritz Kreisler Join us on Tuesday, November 19 for an excitement-filled evening: ICI’s exclusive Annual Live & Silent Auction, and the presentation of the 2013 Leo Award and Agnes Gund Curatorial Award. ICI’s 2013 Benefit Committee, championed by Co-chairs Ann Cook, Belinda Kielland, and Noreen Ahmad, are collaborating in the creation of this memorable soiree in support of ICI. Dinner will be the creation of Acquolina, and New York’s expert event designers – Jung Lee & Josh Brooks, who together form FÊTE – will once again collaborate with ICI to shape the night into magic. ICI will present the Leo Award and the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award in tandem to acknowledge the work of a team. Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant will be honored and recognized for their contributions to the world of contemporary art, the work of the Prada Foundation internationally, and for the exhibition When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013 currently on view at the Ca’ Corner for its focus on the history of exhibitions and independent curating. The Leo Award, named after the pioneering art dealer Leo Castelli, honors the achievements of similarly ground-breaking figures in the field of contemporary art. With the Leo, ICI preserves a tradition: a commitment to honoring the individuals who paved the way for a forward-thinking generation of curators and artists. Past awardees have included: John Russell, Maria Corral, Carmen Gimenez, Elizabeth C. Baker, Toshio Hara, Douglas Cramer, Roy and Dorothy Lichtenstein, Richard Oldenburg, Chuck Close, Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Dasha Zhukova The Agnes Gund Curatorial Award honors a curator who has made an outstanding contribution to the presentation and discourse of contemporary art. The “Aggie “ Award was named after Agnes Gund in recognition of her long-standing dedication to ICI. Past awardees have included: Lynne Cooke, Robert Storr, Alanna Heiss, Okwui Enwezor, Roselee Goldberg, Matthew Higgs The 2013 ICI Awards will be created by artist, Liz Glynn


THE ICI SILENT (ONLINE) Auction is on Artsy BID NOW.
The 2013 LIVE AUCTION led by Alexander Rotter, Senior Vice President, Head of Department of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s New York features a unique line-up of artworks by established and up-and-coming artists to watch out for:
Kamrooz Aram Korakrit Arunanondchai John Baldessari Gina Beavers Ellen Berkenblit Walead Beshty CHRISTO Martin Soto Climent Alex Da Corte Jim Drain Brock Enright Claire Fontaine Charles Harlan Daniel Heidkamp Carsten Höller Colin Hunt Jennie C. Jones Josh Kline Curtis Kulig Denise Kupferschmidt William Latta Nate Lowman Agnes Lux Eddie Martinez Linda Matalon Dan McCarthy Julie Mehretu Sam Moyer Yoko Ono Anna Ostoya Tyson Reeder Daniel Rich Allen Ruppersberg Dan Shaw-Town Alan Shields Alexandre Singh Josh Tonsfeldt Chuck Webster Dustin Yellin For more details please check back soon!


Gerrit L. Lansing**, Chairman Emeritus; Suydam R. Lansing, Honorary Chair; Patterson Sims, Chairman; Melville Straus, Barbara Toll, Vice Chairs; Jean Minskoff Grant, President; James Cohan, Ann Schaffer, Vice Presidents; Jeffrey Bishop; Jill Brienza; Christo & Jeanne-Claude**; Ann Cook; Susan Coote; Maxine Frankel, Trustee Emerita; Carol Goldberg, Trustee Emerita; Marilyn Greene; Agnes Gund, Trustee Emerita; Jo Carole Lauder; Caral G. Lebworth**, Trustee Emerita; Laure Lim; Isaac Lustgarten; Vik Muniz; Mel Schaffer; Susan Sollins*, Executive Director Emerita; Nina Castelli Sundell*, Trustee Emerita; Sarina Tang, International Representive; Virginia Wright,Trustee Emerita; Renaud Proch, Executive Director * ICI Co-founder ** In Memoriam


Adam Abdalla, Chris Apple, Jill Brienza, Jennifer Brown, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Carter Cleveland, Michael Clifton, James Cohan, Susan Coote, CHRISTO, Stacy Engman, Carol & Arthur Goldberg, Kathy Grayson, Marilyn Greene, Sydie Lansing, Laure Lim, Jeannie Minskoff Grant, Michele Maccarone, Christine Messineo, Laura Mitterrand, Rassa Montaser, Liz Mulholland, Agustin Perez-Rubio, Simon Preston, Steve Pulimood, Nicole Russo, Ann & Mel Schaffer, Courtney Treut, Jasmin Tsou, and Dustin Yellin.


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“Artsy and ICI Team Up for Benefit Auction Featuring Mehretu, Baldessari, and More” from ARTINFO

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 […]

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“Attitudes Becomes Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013 at Ca’ Corner della Regina” in Muse Mag

installation view of “When Attitudes Become Form: Bern 1969/Venice 2013” Photography: The Prada Foundation By Kate McCart The Prada Foundation has reproduced Herald Szeeman’s exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” at Ca’ Corner della Regina in Venice. The 1969 exhibition in Bern, Switzerland brought together some of the most adventurous young European and American avant-gardists of […]

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“Venice, court re-creation,” from Liberation

By Sylvain Bourmeau Special Envoy to Venice CRITICALThe Prada Foundation reproduced almost identically the cult exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” rise in Bern in 1969. On 19 November, the Italian art critic Germano Celant and fashion designer Miuccia Prada (see cons below) will be set in New York, the prestigious Leo and Agnes Gund presented annually […]

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“Each season will bring a revolution” from Liberation

By Sylvain Bourmeau (Venice) INTERVIEW Initiator of the exhibition, Miuccia Prada is a scathing look at the current contemporary art: PhD in Political Science and Communist activist and feminist, Miuccia Prada took over and relaunched in 1978 the company founded by his grandfather in Milan sixty-five years earlier. Besides Prada, become one of the empires of […]

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“The Prada Foundation’s Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant Receive This Year’s ICI Awards” by ArtInfo

The Prada Foundation’s Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant Receive This Year’s ICI Awards by Ashton Cooper Independent Curators International has announced that Fondazione Prada president Miuccia Prada and director Germano Celant are the recipients of this year’s Leo Award and Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, respectively, marking the first time the awards have been given as […]

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By Rossella Alfani On the occasion of the ’ Annual Live & Silent Auction , Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant are the recipients of two awards of the ‘Independent Curators Internationa l (ICI) in New York. On 19 November 2013, the President of the Fondazione Prada will be awarded the “Leo Award”, while Celant, director […]

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“Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant rewarded by ICI in New York” by ArtsLife

By Editorial Staff Miuccia Prada, Presidente della Fondazione Prada, e Germano Celant, Direttore della Fondazione Prada, riceveranno rispettivamente The Leo Award e The Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, i premi promossi dall’Independent Curators International (ICI) di New York, martedì 19 novembre 2013, in occasione dell’Annual Live & Silent Auction. “ICI presenterà insieme i due premi per […]

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“Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant rewarded with ICI Awards” by FashionMag

Miuccia Prada, President of the Fondazione Prada and Germano Celant, director of the Prada Foundation, will receive respectively The Leo Award and The Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, awards promoted by the Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York, November 19, at Annual Live & Silent Auction. “ICI will present with the two awards to honor […]

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Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant, great team! They are the ones…” by Exibart.com

Photo: Attilio Maranzano, Courtesy: Fondazione Prada Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant, great team! They are the ones to win the Leo and Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, awarded by ICI in New York ‘ICI will present with the two awards to honor the work of a team of curators. Miuccia Prada and Germano Celant receive such […]

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“Miuccia Prada, Prada Foundation’s Germano Celant to Be Honored” from Women’s Wear Daily

By Rosemary Feitelberg PRIZED PRADA: Independent Curators International (ICI) will honor Miuccia Prada and Prada Foundation director Germano Celant respectively with the Leo award and the Agnes Gund Curatorial award at its annual benefit. The pair will be feted for their contributions to contemporary art, the work of the Prada Foundation internationally and for the […]

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“Germano Celant and Miuccia Prada rewarded by Independent Curators International” by Artinfo

Germano Celant and Miuccia Prada rewarded by Independent Curators International by BLOUIN Artinfo Italia The professional couple formed by Germano Celant and Miuccia Prada is one of the most enduring and respected thanks to the activity of the Fondazione Prada, whose last exhibition at the site of Ca ‘Corner in Venice has seen the re-staging […]

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