Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today the artists participating in the 2013 Carnegie International, which opens with a weekend of events and celebrations, October 4–6, 2013. Inaugurated in 1896, the International is the longest-running international survey of contemporary art at any museum.
The 2013 Carnegie International will feature 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, and Joseph Yoakum.
The 2013 Carnegie 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. An ambitious reinstallation of Carnegie Museum of Art’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art will explore the Carnegie 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.
Curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski.
The press preview of the 2013 Carnegie International is Friday, October 4, at 10am.
For press and professional accreditation, please visit www.carnegieinternational.org. To RSVP for the preview, or for more information on the opening weekend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major support for the 2013 Carnegie International has been provided by the A. W. Mellon Charitable and Educational Fund, The Fine Foundation, The Friends of the Carnegie International, the Jill and Peter Kraus Endowment for Contemporary Art, and The Henry L. Hillman Fund.
The Lozziwurm playground is made possible by a generous gift from Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann, co-chairs of the Friends of the 2013 Carnegie International.
Major gifts have also been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art, Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, George Foundation, The Broad Art Foundation, and Woody and Nancy Ostrow.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art, founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, is nationally and internationally recognized for its collection of fine and decorative art from the 19th to 21st centuries. The collection also contains important holdings of Japanese and old master prints. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the longest-running surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as a living laboratory for exploring the rapidly changing field of photography. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, call 412 622 3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org.