Media Archive: Carnegie International

Rodney Graham;
Phonokinetoscope, 2001;
16mm film installation with modified turntable and 33 1/3 RPM vinyl LP; Film: 5 min., vinyl record: 14 min.; dimensions variable; A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund

CMOA Announces Final 2013 Carnegie International Acquisitions

Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) announces its third and final round of acquisitions of contemporary art by 2013 Carnegie International artists, including major works by Lara Favaretto, Rodney Graham, Pierre Leguillon, Kamran Shirdel, Taryn Simon, Mladen Stilinović, and Zoe Strauss. The museum’s collection has been shaped in significant ways by International exhibitions since 1896, and purchases from the 2013 Carnegie International represent an especially ambitious effort. The museum has acquired a total of 124 artworks by 27 of the exhibition’s 35 artists—both works that were part of the exhibition, as well as other important works by International artists.

To view previous acquisitions from the 2013 Carnegie International, please read our announcements from December 2013 and February 2014.

A number of new and recent acquisitions are currently on view as part of Outtakes, a presentation of major works by International artists that were not included in the exhibition: Rodney Graham’s Phonokinetoscope, Pierre Leguillon’s Arbus Bonus, Joel Sternfeld’s photographs from his American Prospects series, and photographs from Zoe Strauss’s I-95 series. Other recently acquired works hang in the galleries, including Untitled by Wade Guyton, That Was Then by Henry Taylor, and Taryn Simon’s CHAPTER XVII, A Living Main Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII. They will be joined in September by photographs from Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases, Aria’s Salon by Nicole Eisenman, works by Mladen Stilinović, and Locating Centers by Sadie Benning, becoming a part of the larger story told by CMOA’s exceptional collection of contemporary art.

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Carnegie Museum Of Art Announces 2013 Carnegie International Acquisitions

Carnegie International exhibitions have helped to shape museum’s collection

Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today the second round of major acquisitions from the 2013 Carnegie International, which remains on view until March 16. Since its founding, the museum has made significant acquisitions from the Carnegie International, which was initiated in 1896 by Andrew Carnegie, resulting in particularly strong holdings in contemporary art from the late 19th century to the present.

Exhibition co-curators Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski, along with Zelevansky, have worked to identify key objects from the exhibition that will significantly enhance and complement the existing collection. This is the second of three rounds of acquisitions from the 2013 Carnegie International. The first round was announced in December 2013.

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Artist Wade Guyton and 2013 Carnegie International co-curator Daniel Baumann pour drinks at a recent event

2013 Carnegie International Programming in 2014

Carnegie Museum of Art presents a dynamic calendar of artist talks, screenings, workshops, and events in 2014 for the second half of the 2013 Carnegie International. This round of programming features a two-night event with renowned Iranian filmmaker Kamran Shirdel in his first US appearance. Other highlights include a provocative panel discussion on the value of risk in playground design; artist talks and discussions with Joel Sternfeld, Zoe Strauss, and Dinh Q. Lê; and a special drawing workshop with Nicole Eisenman. Please visit www.carnegieinternational.org/calendar for more information.

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Vincent Fecteau; Untitled, 2012; papier mâché, and acrylic paint; The Henry L. Hillman Fund, 2013.1; Photo: Greenhouse Media

First Round Of 2013 Carnegie International Acquisitions Announced

Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today a round of major acquisitions from the 2013 Carnegie International, which opened on October 5, and remains on view until March 16. The museum’s collection has been shaped in significant ways by the exhibition, which was initiated in 1896 by Andrew Carnegie. Since its founding, the museum has made significant acquisitions from the Carnegie International, resulting in particularly strong holdings in contemporary art.

Exhibition co-curators Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski, along with Zelevansky, have worked to identify key objects from the exhibition that will significantly enhance and complement the existing collection. This is the first of two rounds of acquisitions from the 2013 Carnegie International, with the second to be completed and announced early in 2014.

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Installation view; Scaife Modern and Contemporary Galleries; Photo: Tom Little, 2012

The Exhibition that Built a Collection

2013 Carnegie International to include a major reinstallation of the permanent collection

Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today an ambitious reinstallation of the museum’s modern and contemporary art collection, lead by two of the 2013 Carnegie International curators, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski. This project is one of the four components of the 2013 Carnegie International, which also includes a major exhibition of new international art, a playground, and an ongoing engagement with the city of its origin, Pittsburgh. The curators have selected over 200 objects, which include a great number of works acquired through past Internationals. Altogether, 8 large galleries will be reinstalled, opening before the full exhibition, on June 8. Rather than de-install the museum’s collection galleries for the International, as in the past, this project will bring the exhibition into conversation with past iterations, and will contextualize the museum’s important collection both in terms of larger art movements, and how the museum and Pittsburgh engaged with artists around the world. The International opens in full on October 5, 2013, and is curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski.

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