While it doesn’t push the envelope or any obvious buttons, the 2013 Carnegie International serves up delights and high points along with the comfort and reassurance of familiar faces. It’s a humanist show that is mining territory that’s been mined before – history, community, anti-capitalism. And bravo for all that! Community and Archival Projects Many artists featured in the show are working with communities. Here are our favorites. Let’s hear it for Zoe Strauss! She didn’t win the Carnegie Prize or the Fine Prize (those went to Nicole Eisenman and Zanele Muholi respectively — congrats to those two wonderful women ... More » »
Sad News Walter Edmonds We are sad to bring you the news that Philadelphia Artist Walter Edmonds, 73, died of a heart attack on June 12th.
Post by Andrea Kirsh Alfredo Barbini, Biennale Vase. 1962. Glass, 10 x 8 1/2 x 4 1/2″; (25.4 x 21.6 x 11.4 cm). © Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY / Art Resource To break up the drive to the new Akron Art Museum we stopped in Pittsburgh, where we found the city’s arts institutions celebrating glass. Pittsburgh has a long history of glass production, mostly for industrial use, but at least one institution is trying to encourage art glass production. Ruffner Vistosi chandelier at the Carnegie Museum of Art I thought ... More » »
University of Pittsburgh Student Union where we did some orientation sessions last week. Once we were done with the official business of our trip to Pittsburgh (registering Stella for fall classes and sitting through the orientation sessions) we had time to meet up with my dear friend Madelyn Roehrig who works at the Carnegie Museum of Art and is herself an artist. I’ve written about Madelyn’s work before and I was eager to see her new piece in the Three Rivers Arts Festival (more on that in the next post). Jean Dubuffet at the Carnegie Museum. The piece has two ... More » »