EventMarch 27, 2023, 6–9pm
ISCP 2023 Jane Farver Memorial Fund Dinner
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Tickets are now available for the 2023 ISCP Jane Farver Memorial Fund Dinner.
The International Studio & Curatorial Program and artist John L. Moore invite you to a dinner in honor of Jane Farver, the late visionary curator and ISCP Trustee in memoriam. Jane’s accomplishments and contributions to the field of contemporary art still resonate today and remain crucial to the landscape of international curatorial practices.
In 2016, the Jane Farver Memorial Fund was initiated to honor her extraordinary legacy, her unwavering commitment to the exchange of ideas, artistic excellence and groundbreaking exhibitions across borders.
Join us on Monday, March 27, 6–9pm to celebrate Jane’s legacy and raise funds for future curatorial residencies in her memory.
The Fund offers a fully-supported residency for a curator from the Global South every year at ISCP. These career-enhancing residencies provide a platform for some of the most innovative curators of our time, whose practices are not yet well known in the United States. ISCP provides the support, professional development and networks to further their careers and introduce their work to New York audiences.
- Location: Plado Tasting Bar at 192 East 2nd Street, Manhattan
- Date and Time: Monday, March 27, 6–9pm
- Dinner: a seated dinner with accompanying beverages will be served family style
100% of the ticket proceeds from this event will be dedicated to the Jane Farver Memorial Fund.
About Jane Farver:
Jane Farver was a globally celebrated curator who served as a dedicated trustee of ISCP. Her extraordinary role as a curatorial trailblazer changed the lives of artists and shared their work with audiences around the world. As co-chief art critic at The New York Times and Pulitzer Prize winner Holland Cotter noted, Farver was a “vista-opener” who gave a huge boost to many artists and colleagues during her career, with her generosity of spirit and strong vision. As chief curator at the Queens Museum from 1992-99, Farver organized the influential exhibitions Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s (co-curated with Luis Camnitzer and Rachel Weiss); Across the Pacific: Contemporary Korean and Korean American Art (co-curated with Minne Yungmin Hong, Elaine H. Kim, and Lee Youngchul), and Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora, one of the few surveys of its kind in the United States up to that time. Farver headed the MIT List Visual Arts Center from 1999 to 2011, where she organized solo exhibitions and projects by artists including Mel Chin, Michael Joo, Paul Pfeiffer, Runa Islam, and Tavares Strachan. During Farver’s tenure, the List organized the 9th Cairo Biennial, where she was co-commissioner for the American representative, Paul Pfeiffer; and the 49th Venice Biennale, with Fred Wilson at the U.S. Pavilion. She oversaw a percent-for-art program, and initiated artist and curatorial residencies. Farver was also editor for the catalog of new work by artist Joan Jonas for the U.S. Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. Other career highlights include Director at Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York; Director at Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York; Assistant Director and Curator at the Alternative Museum, New York; and Director of Spaces, in Cleveland.
Recipients of the Jane Farver Curatorial Residency at ISCP are: Anamaría Garzón Mantilla (Ecuador); Petrina Dacres (Jamaica); Jianru Wu (China); Bárbara Perea Legorreta (Mexico); Amanda Abi Khalil (Lebanon); and Howie Chen (United States).
ISCP thanks current and past donors to the Jane Farver Memorial Fund for their generosity and support: Brooke Davis Anderson, Rina Banerjee, Jennifer Banse, Anne Delaney, Richard Farver, Cai Guo-Qiang, Colleen Farver Heim, Alison Hatch, Hitomi Iwasaki, Alfredo Jaar, Michael Joo, Kimsooja, Lambent Foundation, Jennifer Wen Ma, Amanda Means, John L. Moore, Antoni Muntadas, Donald Perry, Mary Perry, Carolee Thea, Tavares Strachan, and Christina Yang.
Special thanks to John L. Moore for his steadfast support, which has kept the fund growing and thriving since 2016.
ISCP is grateful to the Board Fundraising Committee: Patricia L. Brundage (committee co-chair), Yng-Ru Chen, Karen Karp, Sophie O. Riese (committee co-chair), Lena Saltos, Arthur Zegelbone.
Can’t attend? Please consider sponsoring a ticket for an artist or making a donation through GiveLively here. Pledges of $1,000 and above towards the Jane Farver Memorial Fund will be acknowledged both on ISCP’s website and announced at the event.
- This event will take place in the East Village, Manhattan.
- Capacity is limited
- $255 of the ticket purchase is tax deductible
- Vegan and gluten free options will be available