Terry Smith. Courtesy ICI
Author and art historian Terry Smith will be in conversation with Paul O’Neill, author of The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s) (2012) and Director of the Graduate Program, Center for Curatorial Studies, at Bard College. Having both recently published the only book-length essays to map out contemporary curatorial practices, Smith and O’Neill will discuss trends in curatorial thought in a rapidly evolving international field. As part of the ongoing research and conversations related to his recent publication, Thinking Contemporary Curating (2012), Smith has been speaking with preeminent curators and art historians, including Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Jens Hoffmann, Mary Jane Jacob, Julian Myers, Maria Lind, Mami Kataoka, and Zdenka Badovinac. This is the seventh public presentation in the series of conversations that will lead to Thinking Contemporary Curating Volume 2.
Moderator: Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum
Respondent: Liam Gillick
About Independent Curators International
Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, publications, and training opportunities for diverse audiences around the world. In thirty-five years, ICI has organized 118 traveling exhibitions, profiling the work of more than 3,700 artists. The resulting networks include 621 museums, university art galleries, and art centers in forty-eight states and twenty-nine countries. A catalyst for independent thinking, ICI connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration. Working across disciplines and historical precedents, the organization is a hub that provides access to the people, ideas, and practices that are key to current developments in the field, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art.