Carnegie post script–the purchases

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There really was some hot news buried in a wrap-up press release about the Carnegie International that began: “The 2004-5 Carnegie International was the 54th exhibition in a survey series founded at the behest of Andrew Carnegie in 1896.” ZZZzzzzz (left, a piece by Kathy Butterly).

The news, of course, is the acquisitions by the Carnegie Museum.

Here’s the info:

1. Carnegie Museum of Art purchased 12 works of art that were featured in the 2004-5 Carnegie International for its collection. They are Kuba, 2004, by Kutlug Ataman; Lickety, 2002, and Trip, 2002, by Kathy Butterly; Happiness (Finally) After 35,000 Years of Civilization-After Henry Darger and Charles Fourier, 2000-2003, by Paul Chan (still image, right); Nine Hellish Spirits No. 2, 2004, by Anne Chu; Fanny and Joe, 2003, and Untitled (Carnegie International poster), 2004, by Robert Crumb; Driftwood, 2001-2002, by Peter Doig; Empire/Vampire III, #1, 2004, by Isa Genzken; Manifesto on the machine no. 2, c. 1977-78, Mangelos; and R.S.V.P. XI, 1977/2004, by Senga Nengudi.

2. The museum also acquired additional works not in the exhibition by International artists Tomma Abts, Pawel Althamer, John Bock, Robert Breer, Peter Doig, Trisha Donnelly, Saul Fletcher, Mark Grotjahn, Rachel Harrison, Carsten Höller, Jim Lambie, Neo Rauch, Ugo Rondinone, and Eva Rothschild (left, installation shot of Ataman’s “Kuba”).

Here’s some other follow-up info that I thought was worth repeating:

The 2004-5 Carnegie Prize winning “Kuba,” a 40-channel video installation by Kutlug Ataman, is…

on a global tour that began with the Carnegie International and continues at the Sorting Office, London, England, through May 7; Theater der Welt, Stuttgart, Germany, June 17-July 10, 2005; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, June 22-September 4, 2005; and Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (T-B A21), Vienna, Austria, September 2005.

4. 2004-5 Carnegie International artist Jeremy Deller won the Turner Prize (right, Deller’s “Breaking News”).

5. 2004-5 Carnegie International artist Robert Crumb’s exhibition traveled to Whitechapel Gallery, London.

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