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WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH, Every four or five years, the Carnegie Museum of Art mounts the Carnegie International, the longest-running international sur vey of contemporary art in America. The 57th edition of this recurring exhibition transforms the museum with ambitious works by 32 artists and art collectives. Each International allows us to take stock of the current state of contemporary art in our world. It also shines a spotlight on our rapidly changing cit y where a diverse community of artists, curators, cultural producers, and entrepreneurs thrive. We are thrilled to partner with Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center and ARTNOIR, a global collective committed to amplif ying the work of diverse creative communities, to help that spotlight shine even brighter. In your hands, you hold The Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh for the Carnegie
International, 57th Edition, 2018 , a curated compendium that samples the artistic richness of the Pittsburgh community and our region here and now. We hope you—visitors and residents alike—will browse it, share it, like it, and keep it , but above all we hope you will use it during this International season to rediscover and explore our fair cit y of Pittsburgh!
Sincerely, Kilolo Luckett, African American Cultural Center - August Wilson Center José Diaz, The Andy Warhol Museum with Eric Crosby, Carnegie Museum of Art Rickey Laurentiis, Center for African American Poetry Kate Lydon, Contemporary Craft David Oresick, Silver Eye Center for Photography Diane Samuels, City of Asylum
The latest edition of the Carnegie International has arrived, so ARTNOIR is jetting off to the Steel City for another stop on the biennial tour. A host of exhibitions, performances, lectures and parties are scheduled to shore up a transformative experience filled with debate, discovery, and debauchery. Pittsburgh, home to The International from its start in 1896, serves as the cultural backdrop: industrialist grit against seductive hills surrounded by rivers and a grip of supremely engineered bridges. It’s a town known to reinvent itself— from farming to iron and steel, and now biotech— abetted by the fresh energy of homecoming locals and a growing creative class. Whether you’re a rookie or a vet when it comes to this biennial life, we’ve got the best of what sets Pittsburgh apart . Thank us later!
When it comes to art , music, and culture, Pittsburgh is not new to this. The International is one of the oldest recurring exhibitions in the world— second only to the Venice Biennial and only by a few
incubators, and artist-run galleries have emerged every dec ade since
and hold their weight against the major institutions and universities
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months. That’s a century old receipt . Now, alternative spaces, creative
built by the industrialist magnates of yesteryear (think the Carnegies, Mellons and Fricks). Plus, there’s no shortage of talent born in this town— August Wilson, Andy Warhol, Romare B earden, Wiz Khalifa, and the late Mac Miller to name a few. The City of Champions, indeed. They say you can’t see every thing, so here’s what we recommend.
THE CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART
AUGUST WILSON CENTER
4400 Forbes Ave | Oakland
980 Liberty Ave | Downtown
EXHIBITION: Presenting the Carnegie International. Opens
EXHIBITION: Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities a group
10/13/18, on view until 3/25/19. The biennial features a
exhibition of regional, national, and international contemporary
plethora of some of the world’s most exciting artists like
artists, draws from themes that question society’s obsession with
El Anatsui, Kerry James Marshall, Huma Bhabha, Lynette
tradition, policing, consumption, and indulgence. October 12, 2018-
Yiadom–B oakye and many more.
March 24, 2019. Private preview reception 10/11/18 from 5:30pm -
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS: Artists Cristóbal Martínez
10:00pm; Sean Jones: Suite for Flying Girls 12/12/18 @ 8:00pm.
and Kade Twist of Postcommodit y lead the evening with a discussion about the complexities of creating visual language and narrative around issues that challenge us today. Event takes place on 11/1/18 @ 6:30pm – 10 pm.
CONTEMPORARY CRAFT 2100 Smallman St | Strip District
EXHIBITION: Handiwork: Kim Fox, features a selection of quilts that highlights the influence of the patterns and landsc apes of Pittsburgh. Exhibition currently on view until 1/5/19.
500 Sampsonia Way | Northside EXHIBITION: Artists-in-Residence featuring individual installations from William Earl Kofmehl III, Laleh Mehran, OSGEMEOS, Karina Smigla-B obinski, and Christina A . West.
WOOD STREET GALLERIES
Exhibition currently on view until 8/4/19.
601 Wood St | Downtown EXHIBITION: Nonotak Studio, a collaboration bet ween
ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM 117 Sandusky St | North Shore
visual artist Noemi Schipfer and the architect/musician Takami Nakamoto will present a new version of narrow. V3 and US debut of their piece Daydream V.5. Exhibition currently on view until 12/31/18.
EXHIBITION: The Warhol Museum presents the first solo exhibition by visual artist Devan Shimoyama. On view from 10/13/18 to 3/17/19.
CITY OF ASYLUM 40 W North Ave | Northside
THE FRICK PITTSBURGH 7227 Reynolds St | Point Breeze EXHIBITION: Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper. From replicas of Renaissance Italian gowns to recreations of the fantastical modernist costumes
EVENT: Reading and Q&A with Somali writer Nuruddin Farah,
of Les Ballet Russes, Isabelle de B orchgrave’s work is
presented by Paul A. Bové and Boundary 2. The event will be held
meticulously crafted and astonishingly beautiful. The
on 11/1/18 @ 7pm -8:30pm.
exhibition runs from 10/13/18 to 01/06/19.
ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF PITTSBURGH FrameHouse & Jask Gallery 100 43rd St | Lawrenceville EXHIBITION: The End is a show juried and curated by Fred Blauth and features the work of A AP members John Belue, Zachary Brown, Kathleen Kase Burk, Seth Clark, Tyler Gaston, Gil Gorski, Seth LeDonne, Adam Linn, Tracey Parker, Aaron Regal, David Stanger, Su Su, Zachariah Szabo, William D. Wade Lauren Wilcox. The exhibition runs from 10/4/18 to 10/27/18.
MANCHESTER CRAFTSMEN’S GUILD 1815 Metropolitan St | Northside EXHIBITION: Frank & Bill highlight the relationship of Bill Strickland, founder and Executive Chairman of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, and Frank Ross, his ceramic teacher and mentor. The exhibition runs from 10/15/18 to 12/31/18. Opening public reception: 10/18/18 @ 6pm-8pm.
WESTMORELAND MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 221 N Main St | Greensburg, PA EXHIBITION: Artists Who Teach - Southwestern Pennsylvania is home to numerous colleges and universities that offer the study of studio art and it is practicing artists who are hired to teach these classes. This exhibition, inspired by their 2011 exhibition, They Practice What They Teach: Artist Faculty of Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1920-1950, helps to continue the story of past artist teachers who set the stage for this generation’s impact on future students. The exhibition runs from 08/25/18 to 11/28/18.
SILVER EYE CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY 4808 Penn Ave | Bloomfield EXHIBITION: Two photography exhibits with Hannah Price: Semaphore and Andre Bradley: Family System Theory. B oth exhibitions currentily on view until 11/17/18.
THE BLACK ECSTATIC PRESENTED BY CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN P OETRY & POETICS
Frick Fine Arts Auditorium 650 Schenley Drive | Oakland
PITTSBURGH GLASS CENTER 5472 Penn Ave | East Liberty EXHIBITION: A new exhibition by Seattle glass artist Kelly O’Dell is currently on view until 01/22/19.
EVENT: Three contemporary black poets, Airea D. Matthews, Roger Reeves, and Safiya Sinclair, and interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker Jamal T. Lewis will consider how “the ecstatic”
THE CLEMENTE MUSEUM
functions in their artistic work, their language, politics and even their personal lives, followed by a discussion by Rickey Laurentiis. This event is in collaboration with the Andy Warhol Museum and Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby exhibition, curated by Jessic a Beck. The event will be held on 10/25/18 @ 7pm.
MILLER - ICA 5000 Forbes Ave | Oakland EXHIBITION: Paradox: The B ody in the Age curated by Elizabeth Chodos. This exhibition explores the primacy of the human body as it’s poised on the precipice of a potential fusion with artificial intelligence. On view until 02/3/19. EVENT: Salon Discussion lead by Dana Bishop-Root who is an artist living and working in Braddock, PA . The event is on 11/8/18 @ 6pm-8pm.
PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS 6300 Fifth Ave | Shadyside EXHIBITIONS: 2018 Artist of the Year: Atticus Adams There’s A Pink Poodle In My Arc adia. 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year: Njaimeh Njie - On the Daily. Both exhibitions currently on view until 11/4/18.
3339 Penn Ave | Strip District TIP: The museum is dedicated to preser ving the legacy of legendary Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente.
FALLINGWATER 1491 Mill Run Rd | Mill Run, PA EXHIBITION: “Act Like It, Waterproof Shelf,” an installation by Jessi Reaves, will be installed at Fallingwater throughout the Carnegie International. This sculptural work was inspired by Reaves’ participation in the artist-in-residency program.
Choosing a spot for a coffee or a cocktail with colleagues or a quick bite while exhibition hopping can be tough with all the options P GH is putting up. Rivaling the infamous sports bars, a gang of innovative restaurants have sprung up throughout the city ’s 90 neighborhoods
next lunch meeting in Lawrenceville or wax poetic over craft beers in East Libert y. On the mornings you need a pick me up from last night’s
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in the last decade. Trade in all-you-can-eat buffalo wings during your
part y, throw back a shot of espresso at one of the Italian bakeries in neighboring Bloomfield. Just in search of some comfort food? Don’t trip. Local stalwarts still serve their mouthwatering perogies and cheesesteaks to die-hard fans every day of the week. Trust, you can’t go wrong with these spots and the foodie in you will agree.
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200 N Craig St | North Oakland
3811 Butler St | Lawrenceville
TIP: Easy on the wallet
TIP: Great brunch spot with
TIP: Obama loved the panc akes so much
awesome vegan options
he called on the staff to cook the
4115 Butler St | Lawrenceville
BITTER ENDS GARDEN LUNCHEONETTE
TIP: Home of Pittsburgh’s Legendary
TIP: So many delicious tacos on the menu
4613 Liberty Ave | Bloomfield
White House Memorial Day breakfast.
TIP: We love the antique mugs and
the mash potatoes are thebomb.com
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5996 Centre Ave | East Liberty
4923 Penn Ave | Garfield
463 Blvd of the Allies | Downtown
TIP: A special place for all the pizza lovers
TIP: A new culinary hotspot
TIP: Inside Distrikt Hotel Pittsburgh
SUGAR & SMOKE
4428 Liberty Ave | Bloomfield
401 Hastings St | Point Breeze
TAIWANESE BISTRO CAFE 33
TIP: Did someone say chicken and waffles?
TIP: Get the crab cakes and mussels
1711 Shady Ave | Squirrel Hill
4606 Penn Ave | Garfield
2000 Smallman St | Strip District
TIP: Vegan, open late
TIP: Food from The Islands
BUTCHER AND THE RYE
212 Sixth St | Downtown
1708 Shady Ave | Squirrel Hill
4104 Penn Ave | Bloomfield
TIP: Have you ever had Buttermilk Fried
TIP: Ask the bartender for the Tokyo Drift
TIP: Multipurpose space that always has
Rabbit? There is a first time for everything.
UMAMI 202 38th St | Lawrenceville TIP: The Shochu Cocktail is one of our favorites
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events and parties going on
3720 Butler St | Lawrenceville
TIP: The perfect happy hour spot
5801 Ellsworth Ave | Shadyside
TIP: Great happy hour 6-8pm daily. Cheers!
300 39th St | Lawrenceville TIP: One of the best in the city for hand-crafted cider
It’s time to get to know Pittsburgh, home of The International! As we mark the opening of this year ’s edition, of one of the world’s most prestigious biennials , ARTNOIR is here to help you get oriented with Pittsburgh in order to really experience all the city has to offer during your visit — all the must-see sites, venues, and neighborhoods waiting to be discovered by you. Let us be your one-stop guide as we highlight some of the incredible artistic experiences taking place in the Steel City . We’ve linked our favorite places in a Google Map for you to have at your fingertips. Visit goo.gl/4xF6B2 for access.
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What’s a biennial without a few really good parties? Sure, there will be TONS of art to see, but if The International marks your first trip to the Steel City , you’ll want to save energy for the night time fetes—where the real deals go down. You know what they say: all work and no play simply makes you a bore. open late every Thursday for your viewing pleasure and that’s not all the city
has to offer after sunset. Dance the night away in the Strip District, discover
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Throughout the duration of The International, the Carnegie Museum of Art is
your new favorite band as the city’s popular night market winds down for the season, and most importantly, make sure you have fun with DJ King Marie. Of course, we can’t all be night owls, so we’ve shared a plethora of bars, restaurants, lectures and performances if you are looking to change up the pace. You won’t be disappointed with our suggestions!
3551 Melwood Ave | Polish Hill
1139 Penn Ave | Strip District
TIP: Art gallery in the front room of David Oresick and Deanna
TIP: Prepare for a 7am turn-up. The best after-hours in P GH.
Mance’s house. Their floor is grouted with golden glitter.
KELLY STRAYHORN THEATER 5941 Penn Ave | East Liberty
WORKSHOP PGH 5135 Penn Ave | Garfield TIP: Great for cool DIY classes
EVENT: International Symposium: Join the conversation as 20 PGH-based research fellows consider the meaning of “international” w/ perspectives from local to global on 10/20/18 @ 8pm.
ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM
PDP NIGHT MARKETS Market Square | Downtown TIP: Cool Like Dat ft. local artists in collaboration with
PRESENTS “SHADE COMP OSITIONS”
BOOM Concepts on 10/13/18 from 5pm - 10pm.
CO-PRESENTED WITH PEARL ARTS STUDIOS
Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland | 4400 Forbes Ave EVENT: Rashaad Newsome will make his Pittsburgh debut of his “Shade Compositions” performance on 12/12/18 @ 8pm. Organized
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by Jessica Beck, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at The Andy Warhol
117 Sandusky Street | North Shore
Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby.
EVENT: Shop Talk: Kleaver Cruz and Devan Shimoyama discuss Black Joy, Masculinity, and Barbershops. Dance party in the
museum to follow with a live performance by Brendon Hawkins. The event takes place on 10/26/18 @ 7PM.
218 N Highland Ave | East Liberty EVENT: “Chatterton” is a world premiere performance based on the
book by Peter Ackroyd that invites mobile audiences into the secret spaces of Trinity Cathedral and features an intermission dinner by a rotating roster of local chefs. Event runs until 10/28/18.
Carnegie Museum of Art | Oakland TIP: The museum is open late on Thursdays for nighttime viewing.
On 10/18/18 there will be a special edition celebrating The International from 8pm - 11pm.
5115 Butler St | Lawrenceville TIP: Great daily Happy Hour from 7-9pm
NEW HAZLETT 6 Allegheny Square E | North Side TIP: Check out the CSA performance series
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FUN Spirit, 242 51st St | Lawrenceville TIP: With DJ King Marie, DJ Bamboo & DJ FEMI. Party takes place 10/13/18 @ 10PM.
It’s always necessary to re-up after the long days and
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long nights of biennial hopping. In bet ween the spirited conversations and endless champagne, it’s important to stay hydrated and get your energy back. So, whether you’re of the fresh air and mountain bike set or predisposed to facials and foot rubs, here’s how to rest, rejuvenate, repeat in the Steel City .
120 S Whitfield St | East Liberty
620 William Penn Place | Downtown
TIP: Hip place to hang, have a cocktail and people watch
TIP: Grab a drink at the rooftop bar
510 Market St | Downtown
124 S Highland Ave #210 | Shadyside
TIP: B ook a morning Pittsburgh Signature massage at the Spa
TIP: A truly unique wellness experience
208 Federal St | Northside
1937 Murray Ave | Squirrel Hill
TIP: Try the bootc amp classes
TIP: A little hidden gem tea house
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3623 Butler Street | Lawrenceville
TIP: Most famous for its Burnt Almond Torte cake
TIP: Independent espresso bar with homemade pastries and sandwiches
LA GOURMANDINE 4605 Butler St | Lawrenceville TIP: Small French bakery selling pastries at a great price
NATURAL CHOICE BARBER SHOP 111 Meyran Ave | Oakland TIP: Nate Mitchell is your guy for fresh hairstyles + clean shape-ups
PITTSBURGH JUICE COMPANY 3418 Penn Ave | Lawrenceville TIP: The cold pressed juices are fantastic!
MILLIE’S HOMEMADE ICE CREAM 232 S Highland Ave | Shadyside TIP: Don’t let the long lines intimidate you. This ice cream is totally worth it!
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Looking for the perfect Pittsburgh gift to take home after the International? Don’t worry. We got you covered. If vintage shopping is your thing, you’ll want to visit Shadyside for a few loc al favs while shops in Lawrenceville offer goodies from a variety of artisans and makers. What better way to get to know a new city than by exploring the best of its local vendors and stores. No matter your budget, there’s a place for you. Trust us. Happy Shopping!
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5300 Butler St | Lawrenceville
5929 Penn Ave | East Liberty
TIP: Concept shop and loc al arts marketplace - find art
TIP: This one is for the sneakerheads
and design objects. Great gift spot!
MAKE + MATTER 3711 Butler St | Lawrenceville
PHOENIX BOUTIQUE 3627 Butler St | Lawrenceville TIP: Great place to find women’s wear and jewelry
TIP: Collaborative studio and store, rotating designers each month
JERRY’S RECORDS CHOICES
2136 Murray Ave | Squirrel Hill
5416 Walnut St | Shadyside
TIP: An oasis for discovering amazing music
TIP: High end women’s wear in a curated gallery space
TRIM EON’S FASHION ANTIQUE 5850 Ellsworth Ave | Shadyside
5968 Baum Blvd | East Liberty TIP: High end men’s underwear, boxers, socks, and swimwear
TIP: Vintage, vintage, and more vintage
CITY OF ASYLUM BOOKSTORE PAVEMENT 3629 Butler St | Lawrenceville
40 W North Ave | North Side TIP: Cool independent bookstore
TIP: Great place to find items by loc al and indie designers
BRAMBLER BOUTIQUE LOVE, PITTSBURGH 3609 Butler St | Lawrenceville 301 Shiloh St
| Mt Washington
TIP: A place to support local artists and makers
TIP: Lifestyle shop for kids, toddlers, and families
If you think you know all there is to Pittsburgh, think again. Even with its share of world renowned cultural institutions, the city is equally as full of small gems and less referenced wonders that are worth your time. Feel like exploring the paths less traveled? Take a break from the big crowds and spend time among the flora and fauna for a
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the cit y ’s highest peaks and let the views take your breath away. And
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relaxing autumn adventure. Or better yet, grab a friend and climb to even with The International as the main attraction, you’ll still want to find time to visit the smaller art spaces that have become community staples in the cit y—learn how to letterpress a broadside or arrange to privately view the work of Pittsburgh’s most dynamic artists. A little adventure never hurt anyone! Here’s a taste of what we recommend:
5139 Penn Ave | Garfield
1721 Lowrie St | Troy Hill
TIP: A space for communit y projects, workshops, and exhibitions
TIP: A beautifully curated space to engage the public on art and photography
BUNKER PROJECTS 5106 Penn Ave | Garfield
TROY HILL HOUSES
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE: Shikeith & Brendan Hawkins
EXHIBITING ARTIST: Between the Line, a solo exhibition featuring
TIP: La Hütte Royal by Thorsten Brinkmann and Kunzhaus
visual artist Su Su and curated by Founding Director Jessie Rommelt.
by Robert Kusmirowski) are open to the public but by appointment only.
766 Penn Ave | Wilkinsburg EXHIBITION: “Susu”, is an exhibition from artists of color
PRESENTS BACH AT THE BREWHOUSE - BEYOND THE FARM
leveraging their creative power, adding their work into a cultural
711 S 21st St | Southside
pot of Pittsburgh for community gain. Opening night, 10/11/18 @7pm. Artist Talk: 11/7/18 @ 7pm.
EXHIBITION: Rick Bach returns to Pittsburgh for a solo exhibition of new works - paintings, drawings, and sculptures. This exhibition is on view until 11/2/18.
DUQUESNE INCLINE 1197 W Carson St | South Side TIP: Ride in the original c ars from 187 7 and experience a spectacular panoramic views of Pittsburgh.
G1 | CW 4106 Howley St | Bloomfield EXHIBITION: “Painting”, Curated by Tara Fay Coleman featuring new works by Jamie Earnest, Su Su Kanemoto, Naomi Walker,
RANDYLAND 1501 Arch St | Northside TIP: Say hello to Randy when you get there. He is filled with tons of amazing stories about Pittsburgh.
and Crystal Latimer. Exhibition currently on view until 10/28/18.
KENTUCK KNOB 723 Kentuck Rd | Chalkhill, PA TIP: A trip to see this architectural mar vel outside of Pittsburgh
PHIPPS CONSERVATORY One Schenley Park | Oakland TIP: Be sure to check out the Fall Flower Show: 125 years of wonder
should be at the top of your activity list. Kentuck Knob is one of the last homes designed by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright.
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WRITTEN BY Courtney Willis Blair and Jessica Lynne
THANK YOU Special thank you to Kilolo Luckett and Jose Carlos Diaz for leading this effort, and the committee Eric Crosby, Rickey Laurentiis, Kate Lydon, David Oresick, and Diane Samuels for shaping the guide. Many thanks to Media Sponsor Pittsburgh Current The Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh for the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 is generously supported by The Heinz Endowments and The Fine Foundation. ARTNOIR would like to give thanks to Thomas Agnew, Shawn Agyeman, Samuel C. Badger, Sean Beauford, Shikeith Cathy, Carolyn “CC” Concepcion, Carly Heywood, Dianna Loevner, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Chenits R. Pettigrew, and Geneva L. White for additional suggestions to the guide.