57. Carnegie International
13 Oct 2018 - 25 Mar 2019
13 October 2018 - 25 March 2019
The 57th edition of the Carnegie International offers visitors an abundance of encounters with the work of artists and collectives from around the world. The exhibition explores what “international” means at a moment when questions of nations, nationalism, boundaries, and border crossings are becoming ever more urgent. At the same time, the exhibition is very much of its specific place and time: Pittsburgh, 2018; local visitors will recognize the art of familiar, Pittsburgh-based artists. Bridging shifting terrains and forging surprising linkages, the exhibition invites visitors to make their own connections in the presence of art and other people.
Curator: Ingrid Schaffner
Associate Curator: Liz Park
Curatorial Assistant: Ashley McNelis
Carnegie Prize awarded to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Fine Prize awarded to Postcommodity
Art Labor with Joan Jonas
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok
Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin
Alex Da Corte
Kevin Jerome Everson
Han Kang and IM Heung–soon
Kerry James Marshall
Josiah McElheny with John Corbett and Jim Dempsey
The Otolith Group
Dig Where You Stand by independent exhibition maker Koyo Kouoh.
Creative Team: Karen Kelly & Barbara Schroeder (Dancing Foxes), and Prem Krishnamurthy & Eric Price (Wkshps) are helping form editorial and design through lines for the International‘s identity and publications. Jarrod Beck is the exhibition design consultant.
Companions: Magalí Arriola (independent curator, Mexico City), Doryun Chong (Chief Curator, M+, Hong Kong), Ruba Katrib (Curator, MoMA PS1, New York), Carin Kuoni (Director, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York), and Bisi Silva (Founder and Artistic Director, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos) are enriching Schaffner’s international research by each traveling with her to destinations new to them.
Carnegie Museum of Art has presented the International since 1896—just one year after the first Venice Biennale. Inaugurated by museum founder Andrew Carnegie to inspire local audiences and artists, the exhibition showed Pittsburgh’s capacity to be a center of modern culture as well as industry. It also provided the freshly instituted museum with an annual trove of new art from which to grow its collection. Now occurring every four to five years, the Carnegie International is distinctly shaped by a curatorial vision.