This past weekend, Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art opened the 2013 Carnegie International, the survey of contemporary art that it started in 1896 and now stages every five years or so. This year’s edition, some three years in the making, was organized by Daniel Baumann, Daniel Byers and Tina Kukielski. It is excellent. (You can read my review here.) Following below is a look at work by some of the 35 artists in the show, which also has a satellite location at the Braddock Carnegie Library, where the local collective Transformazium has started an Art Lending Collection. It has works by many artists from the International, including Mark Leckey, Pedro Reyes and Sadie Benning, and prompts the question, “Why doesn’t my local library branch have some art available to borrow?” And now the photos.
Installation view of ‘TIP’ (2013) by Phyllida Barlow.
Installation view with Bidoun Library in background and instruments made from guns by Pedro Reyes.
‘What Makes Me Understand What I Know?’ (2009) by He An.
Installation view of works by Vietnamese artists in Dinh Q. Lê’s ‘Light and Belief: Sketches of Life From the Vietnam War.’
‘The Pipe Cleaner Artist, Amalfi, ’61’ (2013) by Rodney Graham.
Work by Lara Favaretto in one of the collection galleries.
The museum’s Hall of Architecture with purple walls and subtle architectural interventions by Gabriel Sierra.
Still from ‘Helena and Miwako’ (2013) by Ei Arakawa and Henning Bohl.
Photographs by Zanele Muholi and sculptures by Vincent Fecteau.
Furniture by Sarah Lucas in one of the collection galleries.
A vitrine by Pierre Leguillon of ceramics by George E. Ohr.
View of installation by Paulina Olowska, with puppets from the collection of Tom Sarver, in the museum’s café.
Portraits by Zoe Strauss.
Detail view of ‘Shaodian’ (2006) by Guo Fengyi.
Works by Tobias Madison in the Grand Staircase.
Still from ‘Reign of Winter’ (2012-13) by Rokni Haerizadeh.
Works from the Art Lending Collection, by Transformazium, at the Carnegie.
The Braddock Carnegie Library.
The Print Shop at the Braddock Carnegie Library.
A puppet-lending library, organized by Transformazium, at the Braddock Carnegie Library.