February 15-April 11, 2021
Notes for Tomorrow features artworks from around the world, brought together to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the ever-present backdrop of the crisis, Independent Curators International (ICI) turned to 30 curators from 25 countries to question and reassess values and relevance in contemporary culture, and to share an artwork they believe is vital to be seen today.
Many of the artworks in Notes for Tomorrow address spirituality as a grounding mechanism, sharing ways to make sense of the world when so much is in doubt. Some engage with specific mythology, while others reveal political structures that may or may not still be standing. The formation of monuments is questioned, and their removal is all but certain. The exhibition addresses art’s potential in the construction of collective memory in a global era. In this cultural moment of transition, each work is a source of inspiration from the recent past and a guiding perspective for the future.
Notes for Tomorrow is a traveling exhibition organized and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI) and initiated by Frances Wu Giarratano, Becky Nahom, Renaud Proch, and Monica Terrero. The artworks were selected by alumni of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive, a professional development program for emerging curators that has helped foster a new generation of curators since 2010. The exhibition was made possible with the generous support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, VIA Art Fund, ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum, and The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College.