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  • 57TH CARNEGIE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

    Carnegie Museum of Art
    4400 Forbes Avenue
    October 13 - March 25

    Curated by Ingrid Schaffner

    Five years after its previous iteration, America’s oldest international contemporary art survey—inaugurated in 1896 by industrialist Andrew Carnegie to acquire, as he put it, “the old masters of tomorrow”—opens its fifty-seventh edition, this time under the curatorship of the innovative Ingrid Schaffner. Organized in collaboration with a group of five international curatorial “companions,” who traveled with Schaffner, a Pittsburgh native, to far-flung locales, the show was conceived as a sprawling, multivocal research project. It features thirty-two artists and collectives from some two dozen countries as well as an array of supplementary projects, programs, and publications, including artist-led public drawing sessions, micro-grant-supported studies devoted to situating Pittsburgh in a broader international context, and “Dig Where You Stand,” a show-within-a-show drawn from the Carnegie’s collections by Koyo Kouoh, founder of Dakar’s RAW Material Company.