Saturday, April 6, 2013

2013 Carnegie International Opening Oct. 4 in Pittsburgh With Weekend of Events & Celebrations; Longest-Running Survey of Contemporary Art

The 2013 Carnegie International -- the longest-running international survey of contemporary art at any museum -- will open with a weekend of events and celebrations Oct. 4–6, 2013.

Inaugurated in 1896, this year's International brings together 35 artists from 19 countries, including a series of large-scale commissions throughout the museum and beyond. Three major projects join what is, in essence, a conversation among artworks, the museum, and its visitors: an exchange of experiences and perspectives.

A playground, designed in 1972, and installed outside the museum entrance, will be contextualized by a richly illustrated exhibition of postwar playground architecture. (See photo above)

An ambitious reinstallation of Carnegie Museum of Art's permanent collection of modern and contemporary art will explore the International's legacy and unique history.

Finally, the 2013 Carnegie International amplifies its ongoing engagement with Pittsburgh's neighborhoods, inaugurated by the Lawrenceville Apartment Talks, which have been ongoing since 2011.

Artists participating in the 2013 Carnegie International include Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl, Phyllida Barlow, Yael Bartana, Sadie Benning, Bidoun Library, The Collection, Nicole Eisenman, Lara Favaretto, Vincent Fecteau, Rodney Graham, Guo Fengyi, Wade Guyton, Rokni Haerizadeh, He An, Amar Kanwar, Dinh Q. Lê, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon, Sarah Lucas, Tobias Madison, Zanele Muholi, Paulina Olowska, The Playground Project, Pedro Reyes, Kamran Shirdel, Gabriel Sierra, Taryn Simon, Frances Stark, Joel Sternfeld, Mladen Stilinović, Zoe Strauss, Henry Taylor, Tezuka Architects, Transformazium, Erika Verzutti, Joseph Yoakum.

Even as the Carnegie International brings the far reaches of the world to Pittsburgh, it remains firmly rooted in the city. At the Carnegie International apartment in the city’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, artists, curators, writers, and the interested public gathered throughout the last two years to discuss some of the ideas shaping the exhibition and the broader culture.

This engagement with the city of Pittsburgh will also take shape through related art projects outside the museum walls and as the curators continue to provide a window into the exhibition through Tumblr, Pinterest, and the 2013 Carnegie International blog.

For more information about the 2013 Carnegie International at http://ci13.cmoa.org/artists-projects.

Source: Carnegie International

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