PITTSBURGH, PA.- Carnegie Museum of Art
announced that the 58th Carnegie International will open on September 24, 2022 and run through April 2, 2023. Sohrab Mohebbi, the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International, has assembled a Pittsburgh-based curatorial team, an international curatorial council, and an advisory group to create the exhibition. The Carnegie International is North Americas longest-running survey of contemporary art and has been the museums signature exhibition since 1896.
The Pittsburgh-based curatorial team, which includes associate curator Ryan Inouye and curatorial assistant Talia Heiman, will contribute to exhibition research, artist selection, public programs, and publication projects for the Carnegie International. Working closely with Mohebbi, Inouye and Heiman will serve as instrumental thought partners and provide strategic guidance as well as liaise with artists, international collaborators, and local partners to bring this edition of the Carnegie International to life.
Drawing on a range of professional experiences and intellectual commitments, a four-person curatorial council will help shape and challenge expectations of an international exhibition in the United States. Members include Freya Chou, Renée Akitelek Mboya, Robert M. Ochshorn, and Pablo José Ramírez. The formation of the curatorial council acknowledges a commitment to polyphony by creating an ensemble of positions that reflects the international scope and intention of the exhibition. The council members will introduce artists practices and projects to the Carnegie International, maintain regular dialogue with the curatorial team, and contribute to the making of the exhibition, publication, and public programs. In addition, Mohebbi and Inouye have invited an advisory group to facilitate focused research around the world and provide guidance regarding specific regions. These advisors include Thiago de Paula Souza, Arlette Quỳnh-Anh Trần, and Renan Laru-an.
I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to work on the Carnegie International with this dream team. We came together in a historical moment that we are still to process, says Sohrab Mohebbi. The pandemic has set in motion practices of solitude and solidarity; perhaps we can think of these practices as the way of the artist and the struggle of the activist. Never before have these two positions been more aligned on such a planetary scale. The artists primary material is the use of their time, while an activist shares their time with others and distributes it. In the making of this exhibition, our hope is to sync our clocks with both.
Eric Crosby, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, adds: At a time when borders remain closed and travel restrictions limit our work, the 58th Carnegie International team is catalyzing international curatorial research at a level that is unprecedented for this 125-year-old exhibition series. Mohebbi and his collaboratorsdispersed around the globeare working to realize an exhibition that will be expansive in its geopolitical scope as well as responsive to local concerns. Their research will have a lasting impact on the legacy of the Carnegie International and the future of our museum.
58th Carnegie International Curatorial Team
Sohrab Mohebbi is the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International. He also serves as curator-at-large at SculptureCenter in New York, and before joining that organization in 2018, he was associate curator at REDCAT in Los Angeles and curatorial fellow at the Queens Museum. He is an advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and has organized exhibitions and programs for the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA; SALT, Istanbul; and the Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA in photography from Tehran Art University.
Ryan Inouye, associate curator for the 58th Carnegie International, served most recently as senior curator at Sharjah Art Foundation in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, where he curated exhibitions and co-organized the 2018 edition of the March Meeting, an annual program that explores developments in culture through contemporary art. Previously, he served as associate curator of Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible (20142015) and held curatorial posts at the New Museum in New York, focusing on the 2012 New Museum Triennial and Museum as Hub initiative, as well as at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Inouye received an MRes from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Talia Heiman, curatorial assistant for the 58th Carnegie International, has held curatorial positions at the Center for Contemporary Art and Artis in Tel Aviv and the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has curated exhibitions and programs at The Kitchen in New York City; the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; as well as AA|LA Gallery in Los Angeles. She has published catalogue essays for the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the 57th Carnegie International. Heiman received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BA from New York University.