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Carnegie Museum of Art Announces Artists Participating in the 58th Carnegie International, titled Is it morning for you yet?

The exhibition features new and historical works by over 100 artists and collectives

Pittsburgh, PA (June 22, 2022) –Today, Carnegie Museum of Art officially announces artists and collectives that will participate in the upcoming 58th Carnegie International. The exhibition, titled Is it morning for you yet?, runs from September 24, 2022 to April 2, 2023, and unfolds along two conceptual overlapping currents: historical works from the collections of international institutions, estates, and artists, alongside new commissions and recent works by contemporary artists.

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. The exhibition borrows its title from a Mayan Kaqchikel expression, where instead of saying “Good morning” it is customary to ask, “Is it morning for you yet?” Inspired by a conversation with artist Édgar Calel, who will present a new commission for the show, Is it morning for you yet? acknowledges that human beings’ internal clocks and experiences are different: when it’s morning for some, it might still be night for others.

“The artists participating at the 58th Carnegie International,” says Mohebbi “many of whom are showing art in the United States for the first time, combines a practice of reconstitution, reminding us that not only do our histories of pain and longing bind us, but furthermore, our narratives of resistance and survival help us reimagine the world.”

Eric Crosby, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, adds: “Our list of artists contributing to the 58th Carnegie International reflects the expansiveness of the curatorial platform we are evolving at Carnegie Museum of Art. It exemplifies how the museum, as an inquisitive and responsive institution, welcomes collaborators from across the region, our broader nation, and the globe. We invite their perspectives to activate the museum as a site for civic and social engagement, connecting our experiences to a larger whole.”

Participating Collectives, Institutions, Estates, and Artists are as follows:

Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara

Ali Eyal

Võ An Khánh

Andy Robert

Angel Velasco Shaw

Anh Trần

Antonio Martorell with poetry by Ernesto Cardenal

Aziz Hazara

Banu Cennetoğlu

Carlos Cañas

Carlos Motta

Christian Nyampeta

Claes Oldenburg

Colectivo 3 (Aarón Flores, Araceli Zúñiga, Blanca Noval Vilar, and César Espinosa)

Dala Nasser

Daniel Lie

Denzil Forrester

Dia al-Azzawi

Diane Severin Nguyen

Doan Ket

Dogma Collection

Édgar Calel

Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Fereydoun Ave

Giana De Dier

Hiromi Tsuchida

Hyphen— (Akmalia Rizqita “Chita,” Grace Samboh, Ratna Mufida), presenting works by:

Kustiyah alongside Edhi Sunarso, Gregorius Sidharta Soegijo, Kartika, Rustamadji, Siti Ruliyati, Sriyani Hudyonoto, Sudarso, Trubus Soedarsono, Zaini

I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih

Isabel De Obaldía

James “Yaya” Hough

Joong Seop Lee

Julian Abraham “Togar”

Tith Kanitha

Karen Tei Yamashita

Kate Millett

Krista Belle Stewart

Laal Collection

Laila Shawa

LaToya Ruby Frazier

Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee

Los Angeles Poverty Department

Louise E. Jefferson

Malcolm Peacock

Margarita Azurdia

Melike Kara

Michael Zinzun

Mire Lee

Mohammed Sami

Monira Al Qadiri

Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende Collection presenting works by:

Alberto Pérez, Alfredo Portillos, Anders Åberg, Anonymous women, Bat T. Tchouloun, Carol Law, Derek Boshier, Eduardo Terrazas, Ernest Pignon-Ernest, Francisco Brugnoli, Gontran Guanaes Netto, Hanns Karlewski, Hugo Rivera-Scott, Leonilda González, Lilo Salberg, Luis Felipe Noé, Luis Tomasello, Maryse Eloy, Myra Landau, N. Bavoujav, Öyvind Fahlström, Patricia Israel, Paul Peter Piech, Ricardo Mesa, Ryszard Winiarski, Sambuungiin Mashbat, SANALBAT (S. Natsagdorj, N. Sandagdorj, N. Sukhbat), Valentina Cruz, Ximena Armas

Nancy Buchanan

Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa

Nikki Arai

Pacita Abad

Patricia Belli

Philomé Obin

Pio Abad

Rafa Nasiri and Etel Adnan

Rafael Domenech

Vandy Rattana

Park Rehyun

Rini Templeton

Roberto Cabrera

Rosa Mena Valenzuela

Sanaa Gateja

Soun-Gui Kim

Susan Meiselas

Svay Ken

Tei Carpenter / Agency—Agency

terra0

Thu Van Tran

Thuraya Al-Baqsami

Tishan Hsu

Tony Cokes

Trương Công Tùng

Yolanda Lopez

Yooyun Yang

Zahia Rahmani

With catalog contributions by:

Ana Álvarez

Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần

Bruce Hainley

Camila Palomino

Carlos Dada

Dan Leers

Dana Bishop-Root

Duy Lap Nguyen

Fahim Amir 

Freya Chou

Jean-Luc Nancy

Jenni Crain

José Esparza Chong Cuy

Laura Brown

Laura Kurgan, Dare Brawley, Brian House, Jia Zhang, and Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Liz Park

Muheb Esmat

Myriam Ben Salah

Negar Azimi

Pablo José Ramírez

Pooja Bhatia

Rana Issa

Rasha Salti

Renée Akitelek Mboya

Robert M Ochshorn

Roger Nelson

Ryan Inouye

Sohrab Mohebbi

Talia Heiman

Thiago de Paula Souza

Thomas Keenan

Wingston González

Yeonsook “Rita” Lee

Support
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, 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 The Heinz Endowments, the Heinz Family Foundation, 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, Giant Eagle Foundation, UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, the Japan Foundation, 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 Antenna Space Shanghai, De Buck Gallery, Experimenter, Greene Naftali, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, JTT New York NY, Luhring Augustine, Michael Werner Gallery, Modern Art, Rodeo London / Piraeus, 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.

Mission
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 century to the present. In addition, the museum houses the archive of more than 70,000 images by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, whose work comprises one of the most detailed and intimate records of Black life in America. Through its programming, exhibitions, and publications, Carnegie Museum of Art frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit CMOA.org.

For press inquiries, please contact: Elle Moody at elle@suttoncomms.com

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces First Round of Commissions and Partnerships for the 58th Carnegie International

terra0, James “Yaya” Hough, Rafael Domenech, Tony Cokes, and the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) will participate in the 58th Carnegie International

Pittsburgh, PA (March 11, 2022)– Carnegie Museum of Art announces five commissions slated for the 58th Carnegie International that will be realized at the museum and throughout the city of Pittsburgh in the lead-up to the opening day of the exhibition on September 24, 2022. The 58th Carnegie International follows the geopolitical imprint of the United States since 1945 to situate the “international” within our local context. This framework prepares a historical ground for the movements of images, ideas, objects, and people that incite emancipatory expressions and artworks. The International attempts to encourage conversations around a range of actual and representational operations—migration, appropriation, expropriation, and decolonization—and address culture’s resistance to the disruptions and dislocations generated by these interventions and their lasting effects. The exhibition features historical presentations in dialogue with the museum’s collection and new commissions presented at the museum and a number of sites across the city of Pittsburgh. The 58th Carnegie International is organized by Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator, and associate curator Ryan Inouye with curatorial assistant Talia Heiman; the International Curatorial Council including Freya Chou, Renée Akitelek Mboya, Robert M. Ochshorn, and Pablo José Ramírez; and curatorial advisors Thiago de Paula Souza, Arlette Quỳnh- Anh Trần, and Renan Laru-an.

Among the highlights revealed, the museum has commissioned the Berlin-based collective terra0, “a group of developers, artists, and researchers exploring the creation of hybrid ecosystems in the technosphere.” For the Carnegie International, terra0 proposes an augmented tree that owns its land. The Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh is donating the land on which the tree will be planted, and the tree will regulate and govern itself through a smart contract and issue certificates of care to the museum for the services that the latter will provide during its lifetime. While this work responds to broader environmental concerns, it is particularly relevant in Pennsylvania, which lost a large percentage of its forest to the logging industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. terra0 was developed by Paul Kolling, Paul Seidler, and Max Hampshire at the Berlin University of the Arts in 2015 and has exhibited at the Berlin Schinkel Pavillon, the Shed NYC, Chronus Art Center Shanghai, and the 17th International Architecture Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia, among others.

The museum has also invited Pittsburgh-born and based artist James “Yaya” Hough to paint a mural for the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District, a cultural and artistic hub where Hough was born. Hough, in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Art and Nafasi, a community development initiative in the Hill District that utilizes art as a vehicle, has been holding community workshops in the lead-up to the mural unveiling which will take place later this year. This project expands on and continues Yaya’s legacy of making art public to create common imaginaries. Hough has recently worked on several high-profile projects with Mural Arts Philadelphia; was featured in the seminal exhibition “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” at MoMA PS1 in 2020; and opened a solo show at JTT gallery in New York in May 2021. Hough is known for his drawings that augment the absurdity of authority and confinement, nine of which the museum recently acquired in 2021. A selection of Yaya’s works will be presented in the museum galleries during the Carnegie International.

Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech will kick start the summer 2022 season on June 4 with a pavilion housed in the museum’s sculpture courtyard. Taking the shape of an ellipse, the installation invokes Cuban poet Severo Sarduy who believed that the form represents a de centering of knowledge production and expands intercultural elasticity. Made from everyday construction scaffolding and mesh that are ubiquitous signs of urban redevelopment, the pavilion further envelops the museum as a site of production. The work will serve as a venue for the second iteration of Inside Out, Carnegie Museum of Art’s summer outdoor event series that celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape with performances and artist-led workshops.

Artist Tony Cokes will create new work for the Carnegie International on four digital billboards on Route 28 in Pittsburgh in addition to a video installed at Carnegie Museum of Art. In Cokes’s signature style, the artist creates text-based moving and still image works featuring texts over multi- chromatic color blocks, usually accompanied by the sound of pop, experimental, industrial, and electronic music. The texts are fragments of speeches, writings, and lyrics collected from a range of sources, including politicians, comedians, and cultural theorists addressing a range of topics including racism, evil, imperialism, megalomania, and capital. Cokes surrounds audiences in a field of distraction and disjunction, fracturing and remixing language oversaturated by color and beats. This new commission will disperse his work both in and out of the museum, taking on a decentralized structure. Cokes’s work is included in numerous group exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial 2022.

In addition to commissioning new artwork and partnering with institutions in Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art will also partner with international organizations to contextualize contemporary voices. One such partner is the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA), presenting a selection of their extensive collection for the first time in the United States. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, MSSA is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Chile with one of the most important collections in Latin America counting more than 2,800 artworks, a growing number thanks to the ongoing donations of works by the world’s most prominent artists. Its origins date to 1971 in Santiago, when a project arose to promote the donation of artworks from artistic circles in the Americas and Europe to Salvador Allende’s Unidad Popular (Popular Unity) government in order to create a museum for the people of Chile. Having gone from international solidarity through exile and back, MSSA is a distinctive example of artistic solidarity, generosity, and resilience and one of the world’s only major collections created exclusively from gifts by artists.

“The framework we’ve explored for this edition of the Carnegie International attempts to take a step back and look at historical work in context with contemporary commissions to trace aesthetic currents, modes of expression and abstraction that are not recuperated by the canon of the contemporary,” says Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International. “This dialogue allows us to defy conventions, recontextualize conversations, and emphasize on traditions of artistic solidarity and cultures of resistance.”

Eric Crosby, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, adds, “The Carnegie International gives Carnegie Museum of Art the potential to transform itself against the background of American industry and history through collaboration with international curators, artists, and partners who engage with the museum through the show. Our team is thrilled to be working with such a wide ranging and globally expansive group of artistic voices that Mohebbi is bringing to the 58th Carnegie International, starting with key artist commissions and partnerships commencing this spring.”

About the Carnegie International
Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of international art. Organized every four years by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie International presents an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time. The 58th Carnegie International, which will run from September 24, 2022 through April 2, 2023, brings together new commissions, existing works, and projects by established and emerging artists working internationally, domestically, and locally. The exhibition, which will be accompanied by a publication, will transform galleries and public spaces in the museum and occupy sites and engage publics in various Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Since the first Carnegie International, the museum has acquired hundreds of works of art that have appeared in the exhibition series, including works by Josef Albers, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Nicole Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Mike Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Lawler, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Joan Miró, Bruce Nauman, Chris Ofili, On Kawara, Sigmar Polke, Auguste Rodin, Doris Salcedo, John Singer Sargent, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Prizes awarded to Carnegie International artists include the Carnegie Prize for outstanding achievement in the exhibition in the context of a lifetime of work, and the Fine Prize for an emerging artist in the exhibition.

Support
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, 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 Endowments, the Heinz Family Foundation, the Louisa S. Rosenthal Family Fund, and the Friends of the Carnegie International.

Additional support is provided by the Akers Gerber Foundation, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney, and the Fans of the Carnegie International.

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.

Mission
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 century to the present. In addition, the museum houses the archive of more than 70,000 images by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, whose work comprises one of the most detailed and intimate records of Black life in America. Through its programming, exhibitions, and publications, Carnegie Museum of Art frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit CMOA.org.

For press inquiries, please contact: Elle Moody at Elle@suttoncomms.com:.

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces First Round of Commissions and Partnerships for the 58th Carnegie International

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces
First Round of Commissions and Partnerships
for the 58th Carnegie International

terra0, James “Yaya” Hough, Rafael Domenech, Tony Cokes, and the Museo de la
Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA) will participate in the 58th Carnegie International

Pittsburgh, PA (March 11, 2022)– Carnegie Museum of Art announces five commissions slated for the 58th Carnegie International that will be realized at the museum and throughout the city of Pittsburgh in the lead-up to the opening day of the exhibition on September 24, 2022. The 58th Carnegie International follows the geopolitical imprint of the United States since 1945 to situate the “international” within our local context. This framework prepares a historical ground for the movements of images, ideas, objects, and people that incite emancipatory expressions and artworks. The International attempts to encourage conversations around a range of actual and representational operations—migration, appropriation, expropriation, and decolonization—and address culture’s resistance to the disruptions and dislocations generated by these interventions and their lasting effects. The exhibition features historical presentations in dialogue with the museum’s collection and new commissions presented at the museum and a number of sites across the city of Pittsburgh. The 58th Carnegie International is organized by Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator, and associate curator Ryan Inouye with curatorial assistant Talia Heiman; the International Curatorial Council including Freya Chou, Renée Akitelek Mboya, Robert M. Ochshorn, and Pablo José Ramírez; and curatorial advisors Thiago de Paula Souza, Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần, and Renan Laru-an.

Among the highlights revealed, the museum has commissioned the Berlin-based collective terra0, “a
group of developers, artists, and researchers exploring the creation of hybrid ecosystems in the
technosphere.” For the Carnegie International, terra0 proposes an augmented tree that owns its
land. The Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh is donating the land on which the tree will be planted, and the tree will regulate and govern itself through a smart contract and issue certificates of care to the museum for the services that the latter will provide during its lifetime. While this work responds to broader environmental concerns, it is particularly relevant in Pennsylvania, which lost a large percentage of its forest to the logging industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. terra0 was developed by Paul Kolling, Paul Seidler, and Max Hampshire at the Berlin University of the Arts in 2015 and has exhibited at the Berlin Schinkel Pavillon, the Shed NYC, Chronus Art Center Shanghai, and the 17th International Architecture Exhibition—La Biennale di Venezia, among others.

The museum has also invited Pittsburgh-born and based artist James “Yaya” Hough to paint a mural
for the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District, a cultural and artistic hub where Hough was born. Hough, in collaboration with Carnegie Museum of Art and Nafasi, a community development initiative in the Hill District that utilizes art as a vehicle, has been holding community workshops in the lead-up to the mural unveiling which will take place later this year. This project expands on and continues Yaya’s legacy of making art public to create common imaginaries. Hough has recently worked on several high-profile projects with Mural Arts Philadelphia; was featured in the seminal exhibition “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration” at MoMA PS1 in 2020; and opened a solo show at JTT gallery in New York in May 2021. Hough is known for his drawings that augment the absurdity of authority and confinement, nine of which the museum recently acquired in 2021. A selection of Yaya’s works will be presented in the museum galleries during the Carnegie International.

Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech will kick start the summer 2022 season on June 4 with a pavilion housed in the museum’s sculpture courtyard. Taking the shape of an ellipse, the installation invokes Cuban poet Severo Sarduy who believed that the form represents a de-centering of knowledge production and expands intercultural elasticity. Made from everyday construction
scaffolding and mesh that are ubiquitous signs of urban redevelopment, the pavilion further
envelops the museum as a site of production. The work will serve as a venue for the second iteration of Inside Out, Carnegie Museum of Art’s summer outdoor event series that celebrates Pittsburgh’s rich cultural landscape with performances and artist-led workshops.

Artist Tony Cokes will create new work for the Carnegie International on four digital billboards on Route 28 in Pittsburgh in addition to a video installed at Carnegie Museum of Art. In Cokes’s
signature style, the artist creates text-based moving and still image works featuring texts over multichromatic color blocks, usually accompanied by the sound of pop, experimental, industrial, and electronic music. The texts are fragments of speeches, writings, and lyrics collected from a range of sources, including politicians, comedians, and cultural theorists addressing a range of topics including racism, evil, imperialism, megalomania, and capital. Cokes surrounds audiences in a field of distraction and disjunction, fracturing and remixing language oversaturated by color and beats. This new commission will disperse his work both in and out of the museum, taking on a decentralized structure. Cokes’s work is included in numerous group exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial 2022.

In addition to commissioning new artwork and partnering with institutions in Pittsburgh, Carnegie
Museum of Art will also partner with international organizations to contextualize contemporary
voices. One such partner is the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA), presenting a
selection of their extensive collection for the first time in the United States. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, MSSA is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Chile with one of the most important collections in Latin America counting more than 2,800 artworks, a growing number thanks to the ongoing donations of works by the world’s most prominent artists. Its origins date to 1971 in Santiago, when a project arose to promote the donation of artworks from artistic circles in the Americas and Europe to Salvador Allende’s Unidad Popular (Popular Unity) government in order to create a museum for the people of Chile. Having gone from international solidarity through exile and back, MSSA is a distinctive example of artistic solidarity, generosity, and resilience and one of the world’s only major collections created exclusively from gifts by artists. “The framework we’ve explored for this edition of the Carnegie International attempts to take a step back and look at historical work in context with contemporary commissions to trace aesthetic currents, modes of expression and abstraction that are not recuperated by the canon of the contemporary,” says Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International. “This dialogue allows us to defy conventions, recontextualize conversations, and emphasize on traditions of artistic solidarity and cultures of resistance.”

Eric Crosby, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, adds, “The Carnegie
International gives Carnegie Museum of Art the potential to transform itself against the background of American industry and history through collaboration with international curators, artists, and partners who engage with the museum through the show. Our team is thrilled to be working with such a wide ranging and globally expansive group of artistic voices that Mohebbi is bringing to the 58th Carnegie International, starting with key artist commissions and partnerships commencing this spring.”

About the Carnegie International
Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of international art. Organized every four years by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie International presents an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time. The 58th Carnegie International, which will run from September 24, 2022 through April 2, 2023, brings together new commissions, existing works, and projects by established and emerging artists working internationally, domestically, and locally. The exhibition, which will be accompanied by a publication, will transform galleries and public spaces in the museum and occupy sites and engage publics in various Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Since the first Carnegie International, the museum has acquired hundreds of works of art that have appeared in the exhibition series, including works by Josef Albers, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Nicole Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Dan Graham, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Mike Kelley, Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Lawler, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Joan Miró, Bruce Nauman, Chris Ofili, On Kawara, Sigmar Polke, Auguste Rodin, Doris Salcedo, John Singer Sargent, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Prizes awarded to Carnegie International artists include the Carnegie Prize for outstanding
achievement in the exhibition in the context of a lifetime of work, and the Fine Prize for an emerging artist in the exhibition.

Support
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, 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 Endowments, the Heinz Family Foundation, the Louisa S.
Rosenthal Family Fund, and the Friends of the Carnegie International.

Additional support is provided by the Akers Gerber Foundation, Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney, and
the Fans of the Carnegie International.

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.

Mission
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 century to the present. In addition, the museum houses the archive of more than 70,000 images by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, whose work comprises one of the most detailed and intimate records of Black life in America. Through its programming, exhibitions, and publications, Carnegie Museum of Art frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit CMOA.org

For press inquiries, please contact: Elle Moody at Elle@suttoncomms.com:.

Carnegie Museum of Art Announces 2022 Exhibitions

The 2022 program features surveys of work by Gordon Parks and Zoe Zenghelis and a contemporary group show that explores labor and economic inequality in America. Engaging with themes of American industry through local and national lenses, the 2022 exhibition program ushers in the 58th Carnegie International, which will explore the geopolitical footprint of the United States since 1945.


L-R: Zoe Zenghelis, Shapes in Space, 1992, oil on canvas, 45 × 55 cm. Private Collection.


Gordon Parks, Workmen in the Power House, 1944, Gelatin silver print, printed, 2021, 10 × 8 in. The Gordon Parks Foundation.


Margarita Cabrera, from Space in Between, Border Patrol uniform fabric, copper wire, thread and terracotta pot. Image courtesy of the artist and Talley Dunn Gallery.

Pittsburgh, PA (December 1, 2021) – Carnegie Museum of Art announces its 2022 season with exhibitions leading up to the 58th Carnegie International. Each exhibition probes local concerns and national histories within the broader context of the world today, as part of the museum’s wider vision to present the work of living artists while engaging with the collection. The group exhibition Working Thought, opening March 3, examines the ways in which contemporary artists have explored labor and economic inequality in America in their work across media. Opening on March 26 in the Heinz Architectural Center is Zoe Zenghelis, a solo presentation of paintings by artist and founding member of OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture). Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946, opening on April 30, highlights an important chapter in Parks’s landmark career when he traveled to Pittsburgh to photograph World War II efforts at the Penola Grease Plant. On September 24, the Carnegie International, North America’s oldest exhibition of contemporary art, will return to Pittsburgh for its 58th edition.

Working Thought, March 5 – June 26, 2022
Bringing together works from the museum’s collection alongside new commissions and loans, Working Thought examines the many ways contemporary artists have engaged with the critical issues of labor, class, and economic inequality that have shaped American life past and present. Working Thought will include over 30 featured artists, including Fred Lonidier, who merges strategies of conceptual photography with activism; Margarita Cabrera, whose work invites the collaboration and involvement of immigrant communities; and Jessica Jackson Hutchins, whose kiln-fused glass works respond to contemporary issues, in addition to works by Theaster Gates, Cameron Rowland, Rodney McMillian, Jessica Vaughn, Andrea Bowers, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and many others. As part of this show, Carnegie Museum of Art will present public programs that further connect art and labor with May Day (International Workers Day). On April 21, 2022, from 6–9 p.m. in the Hall of Architecture and throughout the exhibition galleries, artists and curators will come together in dialogue with visitors and regional musicians will perform contemporary interpretations of work songs. On April 23, 2022, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Hall of Sculpture, artists in the exhibition will be partnered with local community organizations for collaborative art making in preparation for May Day. More information about these events will be forthcoming in 2022 on CMOA.org. Working Thought is curated by Eric Crosby, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Henry J. Heinz II Director.

Zoe Zenghelis, March 26 – July 24, 2022
This solo exhibition celebrates Zenghelis’s work at the intersection of painting and spatial imagination. The painting survey, a first for the museum’s Heinz Architectural Center, brings into dialogue her independent painting practice with the collaborative projects of the architectural firm, OMA, and the teaching methods that she developed as an art educator. Her practice has defied disciplinary classifications, resulting in works populated with buildings, fragments, and abstract tectonics that construct worlds of imagination and longing. Seductive metropolitan formations blended into dystopian landscapes, floating buildings captured in disturbing stillness, and idle fields merged with urban grids— Zenghelis’s work offers a contemplative critique of the built environment and a way of thinking about space through the medium of painting. A programmatic highlight of this show will be a roundtable discussion and gallery tours open to the public, taking place on April 30, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. The discussion will revolve around the topic of spatial imagination and painting and take place in Carnegie Museum of Art’s theater with the curatorial team, artist, and contributors to the exhibition publication. Prior to and after the roundtable, exhibition tours will be offered to event attendees, led by the curatorial team. Registration for this event will be forthcoming in early 2022 on CMOA.org. Zoe Zenghelis is curated by Theodossis Issaias, associate curator of the Heinz Architectural Center and Hamed Khosravi, architect and educator at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946, April 30 – August 7, 2022
Through Parks’s recently rediscovered photographs of Pittsburgh workers, this exhibition provides an insightful view of World War II–era America that still resonates today. In March 1944 and September 1946, Gordon Parks traveled to Pittsburgh on assignment for the public relations department of the Standard Oil Company to photograph the Penola Grease Plant. An established photographer known for his unparalleled humanist perspective, Parks was tasked with photographing the plant, its workers, and the range of their activities manufacturing lubricants to support U.S. military efforts during World War II. The resulting photographs—dramatically staged and lit, striking in their compositions—endure as an insightful interpretation of World War II–era America. Photographs in this exhibition will have specific relevance for members of the Pittsburgh community; local visitors might recognize acquaintances, friends, or even family members in these images. The exhibition will be paired with special programming and community events to spark engagement with this unexplored body of Parks’s photographs of the Steel City, with additional information forthcoming in early 2022 on CMOA.org. The exhibition and its accompanying publication have been made possible through a partnership between Carnegie Museum of Art and the Gordon Parks Foundation. Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946 is curated by Dan Leers, curator of photography at Carnegie Museum of Art.

58th Carnegie International, September 24 – April 2, 2023
The 58th Carnegie International is North America’s longest-running survey of contemporary art in America and Carnegie Museum of Art’s signature exhibition since 1896. With every edition of the exhibition, Carnegie Museum of Art has the potential to transform itself through collaboration with international curators, artists, and partners that engage with the museum. The International positions Carnegie Museum of Art as a leading global museum and historical laboratory for exhibition-making as a tool to engage with pressing concerns of the time. Curated by Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International, alongside a Pittsburgh-based curatorial team and an international curatorial council, the exhibition addresses the question of international from the local context of the United States. Carnegie Museum of Art will be announcing commissions, special projects, and participating artists on a rolling schedule starting in Spring 2022.

Support
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.

Premier Partners
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and NOVA Chemicals.

Health and Safety
Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh has continued to follow government and public health guidance to keep staff and visitors safe. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in areas with high transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends that every person—vaccinated and unvaccinated—wear a mask when inside public spaces. For that reason, all visitors aged 2 and above are required to wear masks while inside our museums, and our staff members and volunteers will be wearing masks, too. Visitors experiencing COVID-19 symptoms are kindly asked to remain at home. To learn more about our Health and Safety measures, please visit cmoa.org/visit/health-safety.

Mission
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 century to the present. In addition, the museum houses the archive of more than 70,000 images by Pittsburgh photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, whose work comprises one of the most detailed and intimate records of Black life in America. Through its programming, exhibitions, and publications, Carnegie Museum of Art frequently explores the role of art and artists in confronting key social issues of our time, combining and juxtaposing local and global perspectives. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit CMOA.org.

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Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Rokni Haerizadeh’s Reign of Winter as Next Installment of its Online Exhibition Series

Carnegie Museum of Art Presents Rokni Haerizadeh’s Reign of Winter as Next Installment of its Online Exhibition Series

The film debuted in the United States at the 56th Carnegie International and is part of the museum’s permanent collection

A headless bride and groom walk hand in hand as a snow falls.

Rokni Haerizadeh, Reign of Winter (detail of film still), 2012-2013, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Henry L. Hillman Fund, © Rokni Haerizadeh. By permission.

Pittsburgh, PA. February 17, 2021 – Today, Carnegie Museum of Art presents Reign of Winter (2012- 2013), an animated video work by Iranian artist Rokni Haerizadeh, as the next installment of its online exhibition series. Haerizadeh’s film is accessible to audiences worldwide now through May 16, 2021 on cmoa.org.

The seven-minute silent video Reign of Winter uses rotoscope animation to transform thousands of still images taken from the televised 2011 British royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton into a fantastical moving dreamscape. Haerizadeh hand-painted footage of the nuptials frame-by-frame, altering one of the most highly televised events in recent history through surreal backdrops, textural detailing, and anthropomorphizing the wedding party into wild creatures.

“In this moment marked by the pandemic, intersecting social justice movements, and distrust of mainstream media, Reign of Winter reframes our understanding of power and celebrity, and how the press creates and perpetuates narratives related to both,” says Kiki Teshome, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow and exhibition curator. “Through the tedious rotoscope process, Haerizadeh creates a surrealist world that is simultaneously whimsical and critical of our societal structures at large.”

Through rotoscope animation, Haerizadeh’s works create an entirely new medium, which he calls moving paintings. “Traditional paintings are often seen as static objects, separate from the process and time spent creating them,” Haerizadeh notes. “To me, it is important to make the underlying element of time visible, almost as if the painting is unfolding before the viewer.”

Reign of Winter debuted in the United States at the 56th Carnegie International in 2013. This presentation also doubled as Haerizadeh’s first exhibition in the United States. Along with a collection of works on paper by the artist, Carnegie Museum of Art acquired Reign of Winter for its film and video collection following the conclusion of the International.

The presentation of Reign of Winter will be accompanied by a variety of online events and programs including Reign of Winter watch parties on March 25 from 7–8 p.m., April 22 from 12:00-1:00 p.m., and May 18 from 7–8 p.m. followed by group conversation and artmaking led by Teshome. Unless otherwise noted, Carnegie Museum of Art events are pay what you wish with registration and all times are Eastern. More details can be found on cmoa.org.

Rokni Haerizadeh: Reign of Winter is organized by Kiki Teshome, Carnegie Museum of Art’s Margaret Powell Curatorial Fellow. The exhibition is on view and accessible to all, free of charge, on cmoa.org.

Online Exhibition Series
Carnegie Museum of Art’s online exhibition series draws from the museum’s vast film and video collection and is an extension of the museum’s curatorial program in the digital sphere. The online exhibition series offers a new channel for local and global audiences alike to experience time-based works previously only accessible in-person. With this initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art is revolutionizing how visitors can engage with its significant holdings at a time when many cultural institutions are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Support
General operating support for Carnegie Museum of Art is provided 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.

Premier Partners
Generous support from Carnegie Museum of Art Premier Partners: Highmark, NOVA Chemicals, and Waldron Wealth.

Health and Safety
The health and safety of museum visitors and staff is Carnegie Museum of Art’s highest priority. The museum is following CDC recommended safety protocols with updated health and safety procedures. These include limiting admissions to 15% of building capacity through required timed ticketing; requiring face coverings; encouraging safe social distancing of six feet or more between groups and individuals; enhanced air-filtration and cleaning protocols; and clearly marking foot-traffic patterns in high-traffic areas. Carnegie Museum of Art is also designating special hours for those visitors who are high-risk due to age (65+) or a medical condition on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m.–12 noon.

Mission
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 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.

For press inquiries, please contact: Elle Moody at Elle@suttoncomms.com.