Is it morning for you yet?, the 58th Carnegie International Opens on September 24, 2022, with a Weekend of Dynamic, Compelling Events

Carnegie Museum of Art’s internationally renowned exhibition will open with a weekend slate of events featuring artists from around the world, plus a wide range of extended programming that will last throughout the duration of the show

Pittsburgh, PA (September 1, 2022) – Carnegie Museum of Art announces an expansive and cross- disciplinary series of engaging public programs and events to commence the 58th Carnegie International, which opens on Saturday, September 24. The 58th Carnegie International will bring together new commissions, existing works, and projects by established and emerging artists working internationally, domestically, and locally. Organized by Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International, and associate curator Ryan Inouye with curatorial assistant Talia Heiman, the exhibition traces the geopolitical imprint of the United States since 1945 to situate the “international” within a local context.

On opening weekend, Carnegie Museum of Art welcomes visitors, artists, and colleagues to view the exhibition for the first time and gather for a compelling program of events by participating artists. Audiences will be treated to the first public presentation of a new work by Malcolm Peacock and performances by Ali Eyal and Christian Nyampeta.

From October 2022 to March 2023, visitors can experience Refractions: 58th Carnegie International Conversation Series, which will take place in the Carnegie Museum of Art theater. This interdisciplinary conversation series will bring artists and collectives in conversation with audiences to further discuss their works as well as their philosophical commitments and motivations. In March 2023, the 58th Carnegie International Film Program, curated by Rasha Salti, will begin its run at Row House Cinema in Lawrenceville, PA. Carnegie Museum of Art will also provide drop-in, expanded language, and docent tours for all audiences, as well as programs and learning resources for youth and families throughout the duration of the show.

“Our hope was to create an exhibition that speaks to common entanglements, desires and shared experiences through divergent aesthetic currents and artistic practices,” states Mohebbi. “The 58th Carnegie International brings together an ensemble of erratic, cunning, unruly, disobedient, undisciplined, and intractable attitudes, and gestures that overwhelm the ambition of any one organizational intent. We are grateful to all the artists and contributors for sharing their art, time, and thoughts with us and look forward to finally welcoming visitors to experience this exhibition.”

“The 58th Carnegie International’s public program series is intentionally activating the galleries, outdoor spaces, and surrounding community to provide expansive points of entry for all visitors,” says Dana Bishop-Root, Director of Education and Public Programs at Carnegie Museum of Art. “We welcome visitors to spend time with the 58th Carnegie International and experience how the exhibition expands as they bring their own lived experiences, histories, and cultural references to the galleries and programs.”

Eric Crosby, the Henry J. Heinz II Director, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Vice President, Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, comments: “Carnegie Museum of Art is a meeting place for Pittsburgh and the world. Nothing exemplifies this more than the Carnegie International, an ambitious and global project that makes inquiry into the art and ideas that shape our time. The program is indicative to what we hope to achieve as Carnegie Museum of Art looks to the future—positioning us as an inquisitive and responsive institution dedicated to contributing to both local and global creative conversations.”

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Malcolm Peacock, The insistent desire for and impossibility of being Saturday, September 24
10 a.m.–8 p.m.
First of four presentations
Carnegie Museum of Art

Artist Malcolm Peacock brings together a diverse group of Black Pittsburghers for a work of performance art experienced by one visitor at a time. The presentation asks whether art museums can offer the conditions to cultivate a means of holding space inside a future in which Black autonomy is uncontested, and throughout the exhibition, will take place on days that mark significant events in Black American history. Free with museum admission. Registration required.

Ali Eyal, Performance Activation of Where Does a Thought Go When It’s Forgotten? And.,
Saturday, September 24
4:30–5:00 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Gallery B

Artist Ali Eyal activates and expands on an installation of drawing and painting that explores the contemporary history of Iraq through personal reflection and depictions of the flora and fauna from the land once inhabited by his family. For this in-gallery performance, a protagonist remembers the scent of a beautiful white flower, which has triggered nausea, thirst, fever, and memory loss. Free with museum admission.

Christian Nyampeta, Search Sweet Country—A Concert
Saturday, September 24
5–6 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Sculpture Court

A lyrical performance of songs of love, loss, and overcoming “what we keep after everything has been washed away—through catastrophes such as floods and hurricanes, and human-made disasters” (Ntone Edjabe). Assembled and composed over the last decade, this performance offers a brief reprieve from these times in the company of artists, musicians, theorists, and other figures whose ideas and lyrics Christian Nyampeta has drawn from, covered, or evoked. Free with museum admission.

Members’ Reception
Saturday, September 24 6–9 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art

If you are a Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh member, please join us for a reception to celebrate the 58th Carnegie International. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the exhibition, refreshments, and more. To learn more about membership, visit


Refractions: 58th Carnegie International Conversation Series
October 13; November 3, 17; and December 1, 15, 2022 January 12, 26; February 9, 23; and March 16, 2023
6:30–7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Theater

Join us for a series of conversation-based readings, artist talks, and performances that position artists in the 58th Carnegie International in conversation with people across disciplines, practice, and geography. Designed to expand the context and experience of the exhibition, these live conversations will ignite the imagination with language, music, histories, cultural reflection, personal narratives, and more. Some of these notable speakers include: Negar Azimi, Banu Cennetoğlu, Larry Glasco, James “Yaya” Hough, Tishan Hsu, Katherine Hubbard, Ryan Inouye, Thomas Keenan, Sophie Kier, Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee, Sohrab Mohebbi, Zahia Rahmani, Solmaz Sharif, and Krista Belle Stewart. Please visit on September 23, 2022, for the complete schedule of conversations. Free, museum admission not required.

Malcolm Peacock, The insistent desire for and impossibility of being
November 12, 2022
January 28; and April 1, 2023
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art

Artist Malcolm Peacock brings together a diverse group of Black Pittsburghers for a work of performance art experienced by one visitor at a time. The presentation asks whether art museums can offer the conditions to cultivate a means of holding space inside a future in which Black autonomy is uncontested, and throughout the exhibition, will take place on days that mark significant events in Black American history. Free with museum admission. Registration required.

58th Carnegie International Film Program
Curated by Rasha Salti
March 2–11, 2023
Row House Cinema in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh

Rasha Salti, independent film and visual arts curator and writer, has organized a film program for the 58th Carnegie International that provides expanded context to the social, political, and environmental histories and lived experiences that many artists in the exhibition are making work from and through. Each genre-crossing film is similar in that their creativity, vision, and profound humanity reveals a version of history that challenges dominant narratives and confronts imperial powers while forging paths for repair. This film program is a partnership between Carnegie Museum of Art and Row House Cinema and presented in a festival format. Visit for pricing and a full schedule in early 2023.

Drop-In Tours
September 24, 2022–April 2, 2023
Wednesday through Monday: 1–2 p.m. Thursdays: 6–7 p.m.
Meet in front of the Carnegie Museum of Art Store

Join a Carnegie Museum of Art docent for an interactive overview tour of the exhibition orienting you to the layout of the exhibition, the artists, and collections. On this tour, you will move through a constellation of artworks that connect the currents of the exhibition with contemporary questions and your own lived experience. Free with museum admission. For groups of eight or more, please schedule a private guided tour on

Expanded Language Tours
The 58th Carnegie International expands histories and geographies. Throughout the exhibition, we will offer tours that shift the primary language of the exhibition as well as offer various experiential ways of engaging with the exhibition and its contexts. Join us for engagements in the exhibition through ASL, Spanish, Mandarin, verbal descriptions, feeling, movement, sound, and more. For a current schedule or to request an additional language tour, visit

For Youth & Families

Morning Movements
Thursdays, October 11, 2022–April 2, 2023 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Hall of Architecture

Caregivers and parents with young children, join us for a morning of movement and making that provides insight and experiences of artworks in the 58th Carnegie International. Free with museum admission.

Artist Threads
September 24, 2022–April 2, 2023
Carnegie Museum of Art

Pick up a free at-home or in-school activity-based learning resource made for young people in grades 6- 12. Each thread centers an artist in the 58th Carnegie International and creates a cross-disciplinary learning map for a young person to learn and create from. Free, museum admission not required.

International Lab
October 2022–March 2023
All ages: Saturdays and Sundays
Teens: Last Thursday of the month
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Hall of Architecture and Children’s Studio

Join us for drop-in art-making and inquiry inspired by the currents, ideas, questions, and materials found through the exhibition. Free with museum admission.

Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities— collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 34,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th
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The 58th Carnegie International, presented by Bank of America, is made possible by leadership support from Kathe and Jim Patrinos.

Major support is provided by the Carnegie International Endowment, The Fine Foundation, the Jill and Peter Kraus Endowment for Contemporary Art, and the Carnegie Luminaries.

Significant support is provided by Teiger Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Susan J. and Martin G. McGuinn Exhibition Fund, Henry L. Hillman Foundation, and the Keystone Members of the Carnegie International. The 58th Carnegie International has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Generous support is provided by the Heinz Family Foundation, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Nemacolin, the Louisa S. Rosenthal Family Fund, and the Friends of the Carnegie International. This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support is provided by the Mondriaan Fund, the Akers Gerber Foundation, Carnegie Mellon University, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network, NOVA Chemicals, Sotheby’s, Orange Barrel Media, Fort Pitt Capital, the Henry Moore Foundation, Advanced Auto Parts, Christie’s, Giant Eagle Foundation, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, the Japan Foundation, PJ Dick-Trumbull-Lindy Group, the Fans of the Carnegie International, and the Carnegie Collective.

The 58th Carnegie International is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, and is supported by Etant donnés Contemporary Art, a program from Villa Albertine and FACE Foundation, in partnership with the French Embassy of the United States.

Support for the exhibition catalogue is provided by Gladstone Gallery, Antenna Space Shanghai, De Buck Gallery, Experimenter, Gajah Gallery, Greene Naftali, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, JTT New York NY, Luhring
Augustine, Michael Werner Gallery, Miguel Abreu Gallery New York, Modern Art, Proyectos Ultravioleta, Rodeo London / Piraeus, Rossi & Rossi (Hong Kong) Limited, Salon 94, and Stephen Friedman Gallery.

Carnegie Museum of Art is supported by The Heinz Endowments and Allegheny Regional Asset District. Carnegie Museum of Art receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Presented by Bank of America

Major Presenters
Kathe and Jim Patrinos

Carnegie Luminaries
Elizabeth Hurtt Branson and Douglas Branson Karen and James R. Johnson
Ellen and Jack J. Kessler
Susan and Martin G. McGuinn
Juliet Lea H. Simonds
James Spencer and Michael Lin

Keystone Members of the Carnegie International
Dawn and Christopher Fleischner
Janaina and Bernardo Hees
Janet and William E. Hunt
Ramsey and Michael P. Lyons
Kennedy and B. Gordon Nelson
Nancy and Woody Ostrow
Gabriela and David L. Porges
Brian Wongchaowart

Friends of the Carnegie International
Barbara and Alan L. Ackerman Regina L. Aldisert
Sherle and Michael N. Berger Jo and Bill Brandt
Ellen Still Brooks
Stephen Cheng
Lisa M. Cibik and Bernie Kobosky
Timothy Disney
Mary McKinney Flaherty and Mark F. Flaherty Carolyn Fine Friedman and Jeremiah Friedman Cindy Akers Gerber
Karen and James G. Greb
Jane Hait and Justin Beal
Sara H. Horsman
Carole L. and Daniel G. Kamin
Simone Karp
Autumn and Joseph A. Katarincic, Jr.
Wallis F. Katz and Lauren S. Katz
Jill and Peter S. Kraus
Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins
Sueyun and Gene Locks
Wendy Mackenzie
Nikol and Stanley M. Marks
Elizabeth and Sean C. McDonald
Peggy and Stephen H. McKnight
Diana Misetic and Charles B. Snyder Valeria Napoleone
Sloan and Alexander E. Overstrom Judith and Charles S. Perlow
Lori S. Perlow
Paul H. Pincus
Caryn B. Rubinoff and Craig A. Dunham Karl W. Salatka
Colleen and Henry J. Simonds
Lisa A. Simone and Paul W. Shea
Alice R. Snyder
Patty and Bill Snyder
Valentina A. Vavasis and Benjamin T. Speiser Jane and Harry A. Thompson II
Christine J. Toretti Nancy D. Washington
Suzanne and Jeffrey M. Watters Cecilia S. Wong
Esther and Matthew Abatecola Electra and James R. Agras Anonymous
Richard Armstrong
Vivian and Bill Benter
Sam Berkovitz and Alison Oehler Lexi Bishop
Pamela Z. Bryan
Carolyn and William C. Byham Eric Crosby and Thomas Nelson Liz Beaman Delman
Deborah G. Dick and Arthur H. Stroyd, Jr. Dolly and Curt Ellenberg
Edith H. Fisher
Sarah Gavlak
Paul J. Gitnik and Gene L. Svrcek Xin Sun and John I. Gordon Agnes Gund
Emily and Robert S. Jamison III Alexandra Shorall Kelly
Cristina and David Kepner Christopher J. King
Diane and Steven Knapp
Julia and J. Devitt Kramer
Dena and Martin L. LaMar
Simone and Greg Lignelli
Yvonne J. Maher and Janet L. Hoffman Jacqui and Jeffery C. Morby
Janice and Richard A. Pagliari Midge Goldsmith Palley
Susan and Scott L. Portnoy
Diana Reid and Marc Chazaud
Anahita Firouz Radjy and Farrokh Radjy
Robin S. Randall
Diane and Clifford R. Rowe
Abby and Reid W. Ruttenberg
Keith E. Schaefer and Larry Lucchesi
Ginny and Dick Simmons
Mary Anne Talotta
Sybil Veeder
Geovette E. Washington and Jeffrey D. Robinson Stacy Weiss and Will Carpenter