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Wade Guyton. Friday the 13th. Serving Warm-Hearted Drinks

Monday, December 9th, 2013

wade guyton coatroom 2013 carnegie international fin

On Friday, December 13th, 2013, American artist Wade Guyton, assisted by 2013 Carnegie International co-curator Daniel Baumann and supervised by a bartender from Pittsburgh’s Parkhurst Dining empire, will serve you drinks in the Carnegie Museum of Art’s coatroom. Or, if you prefer, Carnegie Museum of Art’s new exhibition space and coatroom. Please join us from 8–11 p.m. for this full-on, intimate, and relaxed soiree! It also includes a reading of texts written by American photographer Joel Sternfeld to accompany the photographs taken for his seminal project Sweet Earth: Experimental Utopias in America.

Among the people lending their voices to Sternfeld we welcome:

Deavron Dailey (artist and facilitator, Braddock Art Lending Collection)
Lauren Goshinski (Co-Founder/Director of VIA | Pittsburgh)
Sherrie Flick (writer)
Cathy Lewis Long (founding Executive Director of The Sprout Fund)
Angela Love (illustrator and teacher)
Jon Reyes (facilitator, Braddock Art Lending Collection)
John Schulman (owner, Caliban Book Shop)
Ed Steck (writer)
Josh Weinstein (filmmaker)

This warm-hearted, pre-Christmas evening also offers an introduction of Sternfeld’s work in the 2013 Carnegie International by co-curator Tina Kukielski, as well as a visit with Wade to the very exclusive Founders Room, where his second contribution to the exhibition is located. Music will be provided by artist and puppeteer Tom Sarver who graciously agreed to play some of his father’s collection of partly obscure singles.

$18 in advance/$20 at the door ($15 students). Call 412.622.3288 for tickets or register online, but don’t miss Friday the 13th!

Art, Bikes, and Tea

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Dog with books

We had our first snow of the season last night, but we won’t let that stop our hotly anticipated bike art tour of Pittsburgh this Saturday. Daniel Baumann and I, along with Bike Pittsburgh, will be your fearless guides through the cold streets. We start at home base, beside the Phyllida Barlow sculpture that is part of the 2013 Carnegie International, then it’s a short jaunt over to Kraus Campo, a garden sculpture designed by Mel Bochner on the Carnegie Mellon campus. Next we cruise (mostly downhill!) over to the South Side, then downtown for a quick break in two of our favorite public plazas, one with chairs made by Scott Burton for the 1985 Carnegie International, and another straight out of Louise Bourgeois’s wild imagination. She too was in an International exhibition in 1991, proof that the Carnegie International leaves its mark on this city in mysterious ways. The intrepid will join us over to Randyland for a real treat in Do-it-Yourself public art practice, then to the wondrous Maxo Vanka murals of St. Nicholas’s Church in Millvale. As time allows, we will heat up with tea in the 2013 Carnegie International apartment on 44th Street in Lawrenceville before heading home through the Allegheny Cemetery. By then, I assume all will be ready for lunch and de-icing in the warm galleries of the Carnegie.


Tonight & also tonight

Friday, September 20th, 2013

sisters' cafe

Join Dan Byers, Tina Kukielski, and me on Pittsburgh’s historic North Side for a very speZial event featuring LIVE PRINTMAKING at Artists Image Resource and a very special performance showcase from members of Cyberpunk Apocalypse. 6–10 p.m. & enjoy local food from Brassero Grill, Dozen Bake Shop, Franktuary, and printmaking activities. Live voting for our Playground Project Photo Contest (see below) will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m., so be sure to get there in time to cast your votes!

ContestContestContest! The Playground Project now extends beyond the museum walls to inspire you to gather, socialize, and play freely at some of Pittsburgh’s most unique public spaces—playgrounds! Snap some pics, share them with us on Twitter using #playpics, and you’ll see your work exhibited the night of September 20 at Artists Image Resource where attendees will be able to vote for their favorites. Any advance Twitter buzz your photos receive will be factored into the winning tallies, so get your photos up early and get folks talking! Zwitscher it!

Before heading to the North Side, don’t miss ALIEN SHE (curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss)! 6–8 p.m.: Opening Reception with artists Ginger Brooks Takahashi (Pittsburgh), Tammy Rae Carland (Oakland), Miranda July (Los Angeles), Faythe Levine (Milwaukee), Allyson Mitchell (Toronto), L.J. Roberts (Brooklyn), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco); Archival Materials from: dumba collective; EMP Museum, SeattleInterference Archive; Jabberjaw; the Riot Grrrl Collection at the Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU; and many personal collections. Collaborative Projects and Platforms include: Counterfeit Crochet Project, Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), General Sisters, Handmade Nation, Joanie 4 Jackie, Learning to Love You More, LTTR, projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, Sign Painters and more.

Tonight! Gertrude Quastler (1909–1963): Some forgotten drawings

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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A small exhibition of an unpublished group of drawings by Vienna-born Gertrude Quastler (1909–1963). These evidently private sketches, executed on Long Island towards the end of her life (from around 1958, when she was progressively debilitated by chronic illness), are a parallel to the joyous art for which she is best known. In this group of 75 drawings shown at Pittsburgh’s Brillobox, which gravitate between a near-hysterical playfulness and a darkly neurotic outlook, a modern 20th-century realism can be discerned

Opening reception:
Thursday, September 19th, 2013, 7–10 p.m.
Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
On view through January 2014

Other times by appointment or by announcement.

—Daniel Baumann and Graham Shearing, curators


Serra Site for End Times Therapy

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

flyer serra site for end times therapy

Friends and Comrades! Thanks for stopping by on Friday, September 13th, 2013, for the long-awaited opening of the Serra Site for End Times Therapy! You joined us between 9 and 10 p.m. in front of the Carnegie Museum of Art as we embraced the moment, expunged our fears, and explored our connections with the cosmos!

—Tom Sarver, Tobias Madison, Flavio Merlo & Daniel Baumann