The curatorial team has teamed up with the Kelly Strayhorn Theater to produce KEYWORD: INTERNATIONAL, a series of micro-grants for 20 local artists and creatives to conduct research on what “international” means for them within the context of Pittsburgh. These “fellows,” to be announced soon, will present their work in a public symposium on October 20, 2018, and will publish text that will be included in the 2018 “Carnegie International” catalogue.
Lasting local impact
The CMOA’s collection grows after each International, as the exhibition is part of the museum’s strategy to bring new work into the collection. To give visitors a sense of its impact, yellow tags in the Scaife Galleries reveal the many popular works in the permanent collection that were acquired for the collection after past Internationals. There’s one right out front — Richard Serra’s dominating “Carnegie” sculpture on Forbes Avenue was a work for the show in 1985.
This 57th edition of the Carnegie International will certainly leave its own mark — and unique additions to the museum’s collection — as well. We can’t wait.