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2013 Carnegie International Artists and Projects Announced

Released: April 03, 2013


Pittsburgh, PA…Lynn Zelevansky, the Henry Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, announced today the artists participating in the 2013 Carnegie International, which opens with a weekend of events and celebrations, October 4–6, 2013. Inaugurated in 1896, the International is the longest-running international survey of contemporary art at any museum.

The 2013 Carnegie International will feature:

Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl
Phyllida Barlow
Yael Bartana
Sadie Benning
Bidoun Library
The Collection
Nicole Eisenman
Lara Favaretto
Vincent Fecteau
Rodney Graham
Guo Fengyi
Wade Guyton
Rokni Haerizadeh
He An
Amar Kanwar
Dinh Q. Lê
Mark Leckey
Pierre Leguillon
Sarah Lucas
Tobias Madison
Zanele Muholi
Paulina Olowska
The Playground Project
Pedro Reyes
Kamran Shirdel
Gabriel Sierra
Taryn Simon
Frances Stark
Joel Sternfeld
Mladen Stilinović
Zoe Strauss
Henry Taylor
Tezuka Architects
Erika Verzutti
Joseph Yoakum 


The 2013 Carnegie International brings together 35 artists from 19 countries, including a series of large-scale commissions throughout the museum and beyond. Three major projects join what is, in essence, a conversation among artworks, the museum, and its visitors: an exchange of experiences and perspectives. A playground, designed in 1972, and installed outside the museum entrance, will be contextualized by a richly illustrated exhibition of postwar playground architecture. An ambitious reinstallation of Carnegie Museum of Art's permanent collection of modern and contemporary art will explore the International's legacy and unique history. Finally, the 2013 Carnegie International amplifies its ongoing engagement with Pittsburgh's neighborhoods, inaugurated by the Lawrenceville Apartment Talks, which have been ongoing since 2011.

Please visit the exhibition website for more information about artists and projects.

The Curators
Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski are available for interview. They will continue to host public artist talks and related events at the museum's apartment space in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, and provide a window into their thoughts and planning process on the 2013 Carnegie International blog, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other social media. – Website and curators' blog – Archival articles – Past exhibitions, artworks by International artists

Press Resources
Members of the media may request access to high-resolution images.

Quick facts for reporters and editors.

Look for more details on the exhibition, the artworks, and associated projects to be announced on May 31st and September 1st.

Press Preview
The press preview of the 2013 Carnegie International is Friday, October 4, at 10 a.m.

For opening weekend press accreditation, please visit For more information on the opening weekend, please contact

Apartment Talks
To learn more about the 2013 Carnegie International series of apartment talks in Lawrenceville, please email

Major support for the 2013 Carnegie International has been provided by the A. W. Mellon Charitable and Educational Fund, The Fine Foundation, the Jill and Peter Kraus Endowment for Contemporary Art, and The Henry L. Hillman Fund. Additional major support has been provided by The Friends of the 2013 Carnegie International, which is co-chaired by Jill and Peter Kraus, Sheila and Milt Fine, and Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann.

The Lozziwurm playground is made possible by a generous gift from Maja Oeri and Hans Bodenmann.

Major gifts have also been provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Fellows of Carnegie Museum of Art, Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation, George Foundation, The Broad Art Foundation, and Woody and Nancy Ostrow.

Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art, founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, is nationally and internationally recognized for its collection of fine and decorative art from the 19th to 21st centuries. The collection also contains important holdings of Japanese and old master prints. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the longest-running surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as a living laboratory for exploring the rapidly changing field of photography. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, call 412.622.3131 or visit our website at