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"CI:99/00 Carnegie International"
1999-11-06 until 2000-03-26
Carnegie Museum of Art
USA United States of America
The Carnegie International is the most important and prestigious
international survey of contemporary art in North America, impacting on the
collection decisions of Carnegie Museum of Art and other museums, as well as
countless private collections. The 1999 Carnegie International will be the 53rd in a survey series of world
contemporary art, founded at the behest of Andrew Carnegie in 1896. Painting,
sculpture, film and video installations by artists from around the world will be
featured in the exhibition.
When Andrew Carnegie founded Carnegie Museum of Art, his goal
was to introduce the people of Pittsburgh to paintings by contemporary American
and European artists. His collection program vision centered on an annual
exhibition (started in 1896) of contemporary art, now known as the Carnegie
International. It is the longest running survey of contemporary art in North
America, and with the Venice Biennale, the senior such exhibition.
The 1999 Carnegie International is being organized by
Madeleine Grynsztejn, curator of contemporary art of the Carnegie Museum of
Ms. Grynsztejn is being counseled by an advisory committee comprised of Okwui
Enwezor, Artistic Director of Documenta XI; Susanne Ghez, Executive Director of
The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and Lars Nittve, Director of
the Tate Gallery of Modern Art at Bankside.
The Carnegie Prize, awarded for the best work in the exhibition will
be announced on November 5.
A catalogue of the exhibition will be available at the opening and will
feature full-color reproductions of the works. The publication will include
biographic and bibliographical material on each artist.