Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art
, announced the artists participating in the 2013 Carnegie International, which opens with a weekend of events and celebrations, October 46, 2013. Inaugurated in 1896, the International is the longest-running international survey of contemporary art at any museum.
The 2013 Carnegie International will feature:
Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl Phyllida Barlow Yael Bartana Sadie Benning Bidoun Library The Collection 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 The Playground Project Pedro Reyes Kamran Shirdel Gabriel Sierra Taryn Simon Frances Stark Joel Sternfeld Mladen Stilinović Zoe Strauss Henry Taylor Tezuka Architects Transformazium Erika Verzutti Joseph Yoakum
The 2013 Carnegie International brings together 35 artists from 19 countries, including a series of large-scale commissions throughout the museum and beyond. Three major projects join what is, in essence, a conversation among artworks, the museum, and its visitors: an exchange of experiences and perspectives. A playground, designed in 1972, and installed outside the museum entrance, will be contextualized by a richly illustrated exhibition of postwar playground architecture. An ambitious reinstallation of Carnegie Museum of Art's permanent collection of modern and contemporary art will explore the International's legacy and unique history. Finally, the 2013 Carnegie International amplifies its ongoing engagement with Pittsburgh's neighborhoods, inaugurated by the Lawrenceville Apartment Talks, which have been ongoing since 2011.
Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski are available for interview. They will continue to host public artist talks and related events at the museum's apartment space in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and provide a window into their thoughts and planning process on the 2013 Carnegie International blog, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other social media.