Friday, February 17, 2012

2013 Carnegie International Curator's Blog getting Some Attention

I have to say, I liked the last Carnegie International, but it didn't exactly stretch your brain, consisting to largely of established American and European art stars-showing works in the very tight confines of a traditional museum and making very little use of Pittsburgh's unique landscape or history. Not surprisingly, the curator pretty quickly skipped town.

I have heard some rumors, that the new curatorial team is looking to possibly use some alternate spaces outside the museum. I sure hope so. If their blog is any indicator, they are much more involved in the neighborhood art scene. Their curatorial trips also indicate a show that spans a much wider range.

Write up in Gallerist NY

Some sample posts.

Symposium on building art institutions in Africa-In Senegal

A look at a sculpture park made out of garbage in Senegal

Political Puppet Theater from Poland

A look at Beirut's Arab Image Foundation

Artist Apartment Talks in Lawrenceville

A trip to The Maxo Vanka Murals

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