INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL / PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2
An itinerant video exhibition selected by 35 international curators 
UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
Opening: Friday, 23 October 2015, at 19:00

In 2010 ICI New York launched PROJECT 35, a program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who each chose one work from an artist they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. The resulting selection has been presented simultaneously in more than 30 venues, inspiring discourse in places as varied as Berlin, Germany; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Skopje, Macedonia; Storrs, Connecticut; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tirana, Albania, assuring a place for video’s reach on a global scale.

Following the widespread popularity and success of PROJECT 35, ICI is collaborating with 35 more international curators to produce PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2. ICI again draws from its extensive network of curators to trace the complexity of regional and global connections among practitioners and the variety of approaches used to make video. This new selection of 35 curators from 6 continents each chose one work for this compilation, touring September 2012 through December 2015.

PROJECT 35 recalls the founding initiatives of ICI. In 1975, ICI organized its very first exhibition, a seminal survey of video art titled Video Art USA for the São Paulo Biennial. It presented works by artists that included Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Keith Sonnier, Steina Vasulka, and Bill Viola among others. These artists were pioneers working in a medium that was just beginning to gain traction in the field of contemporary art, and ICI proved to be an early and committed proponent of it.  The international scope of ICI was clearly indicated in this first exhibition, which toured to four more countries across Latin America. “The most comprehensive overview of video works to be shown in China so far. The variety and quality of the selection is unprecedented, our visitors were hypnotized.” Massimo Torrigiani, Director, Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair.

Curators include:

Leeza Ahmady (Afghanistan/US), Meskerem Assegued (Ethiopia), Daina Augaitis (Canada), Defne Ayas (Turkey/The Netherlands), Regine Basha (US), Valerie Cassel-Oliver (US), Rosina Cazali (Guatemala), Stuart Comer (US/UK), Veronica Cordeiro (Brazil/Uruguay), Christopher Cozier (Trinidad and Tobago), María del Carmen Carrión (Ecuador/US), Rifky Effendy (Indonesia), Özge Ersoy (Turkey), N’Goné Fall (Senegal), Amirali Ghasemi (Iran), Vít Havránek (Czech Republic), Hou Hanru (US/China), Virginija Januskeviciute (Lithuania), Abdellah Karroum (Morocco), Sun Jung Kim (South Korea), Pablo León de la Barra (Mexico/UK), Maria Lind (Sweden), Yandro Miralles (Cuba), Srimoyee Mitra (Canada), Nat Muller (The Netherlands), Sharmini Pereira (Sri Lanka/UK), Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (France/Slovenia), Kathrin Rhomberg (Austria), Mats Stjernstedt (Sweden/Norway), David Teh (Australia/Thailand), Philip Tinari (US/China), Christine Tohme (Lebanon), Raluca Voinea (Romania), Jochen Volz (Germany/Brazil), and Adnan Yildiz (Germany).

Artists include:

Jonathas de Andrade (Brazil), Marwa Arsanios (Lebanon), Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech Republic), Michael Blum (Israel/Canada) and Damir Nikšić (Bosnia/Sweden), Deanna Bowen (US/Canada), Pavel Braila (Moldova), Aslı Çavuşoğlu (Turkey), Park Chan-Kyong (South Korea), Josef Dabernig (Austria), Elena Damiani (Peru), Shezad Dawood (UK), Annika Eriksson (Sweden), Antanas Gerlikas (Lithuania), Annemarie Jacir (Palestine), Lars Laumann (Norway), Aníbal López (A1 53167) (Guatemala), Reynier Leyva Novo (Cuba), Basim Magdy (Egypt), Cinthia Marcelle (Brazil), Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry (US), Ivana Müller (France/The Netherlands/Croatia), Ahmet Ögüt (Turkey), Jenny Perlin (US), Agnieszka Polska (Poland), Sara Ramo (Spain), Wok the Rock (Indonesia), Sona Safaei (Iran), Heino Schmid (The Bahamas), Prilla Tania (Indonesia), Alexander Ugay (Kazakhstan), Sun Xun (China), Jin-Me Yoon (Korea), Dale Yudelman (South Africa), Helen Zeru (Ethiopia), Chen Zhou (China).

About ICI:

Independent Curators International (ICI) connects emerging and established curators, artists, and institutions to forge international networks and generate new forms of collaboration through the production of exhibitions, events, publications, and curatorial training. Headquartered in New York, the organization provides public access to the people and practices that are key to current developments in curating and exhibition-making around the world, inspiring fresh ways of seeing and contextualizing contemporary art. Since it was established in 1975, ICI has worked with over 1,000 curators and 3,700 artists from 47 countries worldwide.

PROJECT 35 VOLUME 2 is a traveling exhibition produced by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. The exhibition is made possible, in part, by grants from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the Robert Lehman Foundation; the ICI Board of Trustees; and donors to ICI's Access Fund.

For more information about the exhibition, please contact Heather Jones at heatherping@curatorsintlpong.org or Simona Vidmar at simona.vidmarping@ugmpong.si.

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