INPUT JOURNAL# 5, BLOCKHOUSE, ICI, New York, presentation


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57 Walker Street, New York, NY

From December 1st to January 27st from 12 pm to 7 pm

Transferring local dialogues into an international context, Matadero Madrid; Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius; Videotage, Hong Kong; and Raw Material Company (RMC), Dakar will each stage a selection of projects and archives that introduce artists’ practices and curatorial exchanges from their regions. The exhibition is an extension of ICI’s Curatorial Hub, giving New York audiences access for the first time to some of the newest collaborators in ICI’s international network of curators and institutions.

    Projects on view will include:
  • Matadero Madrid’s Archimobile, a traveling archive of over 100 artists connected to Madrid, which ICI Curatorial Intensive alumna, Andrea Hill will activate by conceiving the New York presentation and commissioning a new work;
  • A presentation from CAC of artworks chronicling exhibitions that have happened in and around Vilnius within the past year. On view collectively for the first time, the videos, sculpture, and photographs, many of which were commissioned by CAC, were selected by CAC curator and former ICI Curatorial Fellow Virginija Januŝkevičiūtė; and independent curator Inesa Pavlovskaite, co-founder of The Gardens in Vilnius;
  • Videotage’s Hong Kong interventions to the ICI/Creative Time project Living as Form (The Nomadic Version), alongside a compilation of works from one of the oldest art archives in Asia – Videotage Media Art Collection (VMAC), curated by independent curator/producer Helen Homan Wu;
  • A representation of Raw Material Company’s resource center for Africa-related art practices, selected by RMC’s founder and artistic director Koyo Kouoh, who will also come to New York in January for ICI’s Curator’s Perspective talk series in conjunction with the exhibition.

In addition, a series of public events will be organized during the exhibition and in collaboration with each of the four participating art spaces to further examine their practices.


What is art able to do in response to crisis? A Blockhouse is a bunker, and in these times of political, social and economic unrest, INPUT aims to look at it as a metaphor for how many choose to respond to those challenges.


Renee Vara: Blockhouse, INPUT, Editor + Curator, NYU Professor


Chus Martinez: Director of Museo del Barrio NY

Imma Prieto: ERAM, Girona University, Independent Curator and Art Critic

Avelino Sala is an artist, also editor and Curator of the magazine “Blockhouse”

ARTISTS  participating in Input Journal # 5 BLOCKHOUSE: AES+F, Marc Bijl, Paco Cao, Josechu Dávila, Wim Delvoye, Democracia, Mounir Fatmi, Carlos Garaicoa,Daniel García Andújar,  Chus García Fraile, Kendell Greers, Goldiechiari, Regina Jose Galindo, MK Kaehne, Rogelio López Cuenca, Teresa Margolles, David Maroto, Mateo Mate, Jorge Mendéz Blake, Eugenio Merino, Pepe Medina, Santiago Morilla, Antonio Muntadas, Dan Perjovschi, PJSM, Anri Sala, Avelino Sala, Santiago Sierra, and Pelayo Varela.


Fernando Castro Flórez, José Luis Corazón Ardura, Blanca de la Torre, and Imma Prieto.

  • JANUARY 27TH, 3pm | Panel Discussion: Construyendo un Lugar / Constructing a Place.

Conceived as a multidisciplinary conversation, the panel focuses on the overlap between projection, practice, and representation and aims to rethink the conditions in which certain gestures appear and manifest themselves-and how such gestures convey knowledge and the understanding of the world we live in.

Speakers include Lize Mogel, Ernesto Pujol, Barbara Adams, Mary Di Lucia, Steven H. Madoff, and Timon McPhearson. The panel is organized and moderated by Laura F. Gibellini.

Curatorial Hub at TEMP is made possible in part by grants from the Auchincloss Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, and Spain Culture New York-Consulate General of Spain: member of the network Spain Arts & Culture, and by contributions from the supporters of the ICI Access Fund, and ICI’s Board of Trustees. 

More information:

Independet Curators International


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