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Pittsburgh Current to be official media partner of ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh during Carnegie International

By September 26, 2018 No Comments

Pittsburgh Current is very excited to announce its partnership with ARTNOIR and the August Wilson Center as the exclusive media partner for The Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh, which is being produced on the occasion of the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.

To make the Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh possible, the August Wilson Center sought out generous support and established a local committee to include the artistic voices and institutions in the city. The committee consists of: Kilolo Luckett, August Wilson Center; Eric Crosby, Carnegie Museum of Art; Rickey Laurentiis, Center for African American Poetry and Poetics; Diane Samuels, City of Asylum; Kate Lydon, Contemporary Craft; David Oresick, Silver Eye Center for Photography; and Jose Diaz, The Andy Warhol Museum. Together they have assisted the ARTNOIR team and advised on the Guide’s usefulness and inclusion.

As the exclusive media partner, Pittsburgh Current will publish The Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh in their October 9th issue, listing many exhibitions, programs, and cultural offerings in Pittsburgh that are concurrent with the Carnegie International’s 5-month run. This 20-page insert will map the city’s vibrant and contemporary artistic community.

The Carnegie International, now in its 57th edition, presents work by 32 international artists and artist collectives at Carnegie Museum of Art and invites visitors to explore what it means to be “international” at this moment in time. The Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh will look beyond the museum and complement the International by shedding light on the city’s diverse cultural and artistic landscape.

Tsedaye Makonnen and El Anatsui.
Tsedaye is one of the artists in Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities.
El is one of the artists in the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018.
Photo credit Tsedaye Makonnen with permission.

Pittsburgh Current will also team up with ARTNOIR and the August Wilson Center to produce a launch party for The Guide in early October. Details to follow.

‘We are humbled and excited to work with ARTNOIR and the August Wilson Center to help not just get the word out about all of the amazing installations and experiences across the city, but also to help make this information accessible to people across the city”, said Charlie Deitch, editor and publisher of Pittsburgh Current.

We are extremely grateful to the August Wilson Center, the local committee, the Pittsburgh Current and the many contributors who have helped create The Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh,” said Carolyn “CC” Concepcion, co-founder of ARTNOIR. We hope this interactive guide will enable those attending the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018, to holistically explore the various cultural elements that make the city and the people of Pittsburgh so special.

Kilolo Luckett, acting curator for August Wilson Center, added “We could think of no better media outlet to publish The Official ARTNOIR Guide to Pittsburgh for the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018. The alignment of vision and values is complementary, and we are excited for the October 9 Guide to be read by their readers and beyond.”

“I am thrilled to see this collaboration take shape,” said Eric Crosby, The Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art. “The Carnegie International transforms the museum and attracts many visitors to Pittsburgh. The ARTNOIR Guide will be a useful resource for those eager to experience our city’s diverse community of artists and cultural producers.”

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