Carnegie Reveals More Acquisitions from International


Pittsburgh’s  Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) has announced its third and final acquisition of works by artists included the 2013-14 Carnegie International. CMOA has a tradition of acquiring works by artists participating in the annual Carnegie International exhibition, including those not featured within the show. Among this final selection are pieces by Lara Favaretto, Rodney Graham, Pierre Leguillon, Kamran Shirdel, Taryn Simon, Mladen StilinoviÄ? and Zoe Strauss.

Within this grouping are Graham’s Phonokinetoscope (2001), an installation combining a record player and a projected looping film, and Leguillon’s Arbus Bonus (2014), a work amassing Diane Arbus’s photographic output into a multi-medium installation. Both pieces are currently featured alongside recently acquired photographs from Joel Sternfeld’s “American Prospects” (2012) and Zoe Strauss’s “I-95” (2001-10) in “Outtakes” (through Sept. 1). The show features recent acquisitions by 2013 Carnegie International artists that were not included in the most recent survey show.

Additional works from the 2013 Carnegie International remain on view: Simon’s newly acquired CHAPTER XVII, A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII (2011)-a portrait series systematically ordering a group of individuals directly related by blood-along with Wade Guyton’s large-scale inkjet-on-canvas Untitled (2013) and  Henry Taylor’s painting That Was Then (2013). Both Guyton’s and Taylor’s work were acquired by the museum in December.

Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is the oldest North American international contemporary art exhibition. As CMOA’s signature survey exhibition series, it has played a significant role in shaping the museum’s collection since its inception in 1985. This year alone, the museum acquired a total of 124 artworks by 27 of the program’s 35 exhibiting artists. Previous acquisitions were announced in December 2013 and in February of this year.