Photo by Constance Mensh, courtesy of Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Ingrid Schaffner, Curator, Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018
Friday, September 14th
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School
65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
FREE and open to the public
ICI and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics collaborate on curator, Ingrid Schaffner’s presentation on the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018, on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art from October 13, 2018 to March 25, 2019. After her presentation, she will be joined in conversation with Carin Kuoni, Director and Curator of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School and Carnegie International Travel Companion.
With 32 artists and artist collectives, the exhibition invites visitors to explore what it means to be “international” at this moment in time, and to experience museum joy. The pleasure of being with art and other people inspired the composition of this International—a series of encounters with contemporary art inside the world of Carnegie Museum of Art.
In 2016, Schaffner embarked on five major research trips. She said her “approach was to invite five curators to each accompany [her] on one major trip to someplace new to both of [them]. The Companions, as the curators are called, contributed the trajectories of their own research and interests to shaping an overall itinerary that is at once serendipitous and specific.” Schaffner traveled to Morocco, Senegal, and Lagos with Carin Kuoni, Director, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, New York.
About the Carnegie International
Ongoing since 1896, 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.
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art creates experiences that connect people to art, ideas, and one another. The museum is committed to global engagement and regional advancement. We champion creativity and its importance to society with experiences that welcome, inspire, challenge, and inform. Our core activities—collecting, conserving, presenting, and interpreting works of art—make those experiences possible. Our collection of over 30,000 works emphasizes art, architecture, photography, and design from the 19th century to the present. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. To learn more, please call 412.622.3131 or visit cmoa.org.
This event is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Please contact ICI for additional accessibility needs.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.