2013 Carnegie International opening weekend

2013 Carnegie International opening weekend

Carnegie Museum of Art

Black-tie dinner in Carnegie Museum of Art Music Hall foyer, 1928.

September 1, 2013

2013 Carnegie International opening weekend
October 4–6, 2013


2013 Carnegie International

As installation continues for perhaps the most important exhibition of new international art in the US;

as we engage with artists Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl, Phyllida Barlow, Yael Bartana, Sadie Benning, Bidoun Library, 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, 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;

as we realize spectacular new commissions testing the limits of the institution;

as we open a playground in front of the museum;

as we reopen The Playground Project, which inspired art and architecture summer camps;

as we install the archive documenting the exceptional history of the Carnegie International (est. 1896);

as Zoe Strauss is installing her photo studio in Homestead and Transformazium is building the Art Lending Collection at Braddock Carnegie Library;

as we plan artist talks, performances, and lectures

we announce the program of the Opening Weekend for the 2013 Carnegie International. Performances, parties, and spectacular new commissions—the opening weekend of the 2013 Carnegie International celebrates the work of 35 of the most important artists today, and the world-class collection assembled through 117 years of International exhibitions. 

Welcome to Pittsburgh, the city of the Carnegie International!
Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, Tina Kukielski 

Friday, October 4
Press preview 9:30am–2:30pm Members of the press may apply for accreditation.

Gala premiere 7pm

Opening Night party 9pm–midnight
Special performance in collaboration with the VIA FestivalSharon Needles / DJ set by Total Freedom, with support from DJ Harry Lurker

More on opening night: www.carnegieinternational.org/opening

Saturday, October 5
Performances and readings by International artists: Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl/Rodney Graham/ Mladen Stilinović/Paulina Olowska

Sunday, October 6
Opening of the Art Lending Collection at the Braddock Carnegie Library, Braddock, PA 11am–2pm

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, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, call 412 622 3131 or visit our website.

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