If you were to visualize a curators job it would look like an iceberg: exhibitions would be the point you see above water and all the research would be what is hidden below. The amount of time curators spend looking at art, talking with artists, and thinking about what they see verges on the obsessive, and certainly outweighs what would be possible to include in a lifetime of exhibitions. Recognizing that much of this research is untapped, Independent Curators International (ICI) and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) have developed Lets talk: Curator-led tours, putting international curators in direct contact with the public so that they can give their unique perspectives and insider views on artists and their work presented at the fair. Offering museum groups and NADA Miami fair audiences the exclusive opportunity to engage with respected curators in a fast paced setting, tour leaders include Kate Fowle (Director, Independent Curators International), Jens Hoffmann (Director, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts), Ruba Katrib (Associate Curator, MoCA Miami), René Morales (Curator, Miami Art Museum), João Ribas (Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center), and Franklin Sirmans (Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA). How to Sign Up ICI is organizing a limited number of group tours throughout the duration of the fair. Tours leave from the Curators Lounge, ICIs hub at the fair. All tours are approximately 30 minutes long, followed by a conversation with the curator. Tours will be registered in advance and each group will be capped at 10 to ensure an intimate setting. Tours cost $20 per person and space is limited. For those unable to attend group tours, free self-guided tours of curators picks will be available from the Curators Lounge. For further information or to book a tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lets talk is an ongoing partnership between Independent Curators International (ICI) and the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) that provides a platform for hybrid practices and innovative approaches to creating dialogue across and between art worlds. Through talks, tours, and other public events, the series gives collectors and enthusiasts access to leading professionals and their ideas. ? Lets talk: Curator-led tours is the second annual Lets talk program at the NADA Art Fair. The first program took place in 2009 when ICI hosted a daily program of video screenings of Project 35 by ICI and Projection by Cleopatras, an interview series with Matthew Higgs, and panel discussions with participants including Colin Chinnery, Richard Flood, Nato Thompson, Mari Spirito, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.
December 2, 2010- - December 2, 2010 @ NADA Art Fair
NADA Art Fair The Curator's Lounge in the lobby of the Deauville Beach Resort 6701 Collins Ave Miami, Forida