The Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 is underway with public programs, publications, and this website, opening up the process that is integral to a major international exhibition of contemporary art. Led by Ingrid Schaffner, the curatorial team for the Carnegie International has developed a unique collaborative structure to guide and shape the period leading up to the opening. A Creative Team, Companions, Travelogues, and Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions comprise this collaboration.
Curator: Ingrid Schaffner
Associate Curator: Liz Park
Curatorial Assistant: Ashley McNelis
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.
About the Carnegie International
The Carnegie International is where the contemporary happens. Signal debuts, ambitious installations, live performances, site-specific works inside the museum and throughout the city make this exhibition an immersive experience of art today. A prescient one too: Chantal Akerman, Nicole Eisenman, Olafur Eliasson, David Hammons, Martin Kippenberger, Huang Yong Ping, Kerry James Marshall, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Doris Salcedo, and Haegue Yang are among the many artists who have made history at the Carnegie International.
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.
About the 57th Carnegie International exhibition
The 57th Carnegie International exhibition, organized by Ingrid Schaffner, opened on October 13, 2018. The exhibition will be on view until March 25, 2019. Invited by former museum director Lynn Zelevansky, Schaffner is a curatorial innovator—and Pittsburgh native—known for her intensely researched and widely accessible exhibitions. She is approaching the next International as an encompassing research project, one that looks to artists who inspire an outward look as well as to past Carnegie Internationals.