An Atlas of Commoning – PlanBude at Miller ICA Pittsburgh

“An Atlas of Commoning: Spaces of Collective Production”
An ifa exhibition in collaboration with ARCH+

Thurs. July 18, 6-8pm – Salon Series: Neither Public, Nor Private
Facilitator, Dana Bishop-Root Supported by The Heinz Endowments

Sept. 19–21 – Symposium: Designing for a Commons Transition
A forum for exchange between local and international practices of commoning

The international premier is presented in Pittsburgh in cooperation with the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture at the Miller ICA.

Facebook, Airbnb and other companies whose business models are based on the commercialization of social relationships, have transformed words like “community,” “sharing” or “we” into empty concepts that no longer represent solidarity or a progressive social agenda, but rather form the basis for an emerging platform capitalism. This economic development is accompanied by a global political shift fueled by traditional community notions of identity and affiliation, exclusion and discrimination. Against this background, the exhibition and publication project An Atlas of Commoningaims to recapture and redefine the open and emancipatory space of “we” as a concept. The project focuses on urban commons—here commons are to be understood as a set of practices dealing with the collective production and management of (material and immaterial) resources and spaces in general, rather than with the resources themselves, hence “commoning,” the verb, takes center stage.Commoning is a process of dealing with differences and conflicts between the individual, the community and society. A process of spatial organization in the relations between production and reproduction, ownership and access to resources. A process that brings together solidarity networks and redefines individual and collective rights. The project questions the prevailing social and political structures and seeks new forms of collective, yet pluralistic, governance.

The starting point of the exhibition is an Atlas, a visual archive with a diverse selection of contemporary and historical case studies­. The Atlas, which is being developed by ARCH+ in collaboration with the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, will consist of 25 projects related to commoning.­ This initial selection is being complemented with new ones, added in collaboration with local partners as the exhibition tours from city to city. As a result, the “Atlas of Commoning” continues to grow as an open knowledge archive, producing an invaluable documentation of local grassroots projects from all over the world.

From the Atlas, the exhibition develops along three axes of investigation, each one illustrating the tension inherent in practices of sharing. The resulting chapters are: Ownership – Access, Production – Reproduction, Right – Solidarity. Artistic works open up further access to the subject. Part of the exhibition is an edition of ARCH+ magazine that delivers a broad insight into important theoretical positions and practical examples.

The Urban Design program at the CMU School of Architecture is hosting the international premier of the travelling exhibition after its German premier in Berlin last year. The Pittsburgh edition of the exhibition includes local practices of commoning and examples of citizen-led urban regeneration. Throughout the summer, a series of workshops, discussions and tours will provide a platform for the exchange of experiences, knowledge and skills about gaining agency in collectively producing the environment and communities we live in. In times of rampant cynicism, An Atlas of Commoningshows that there are boundless hopeful alternatives—alternatives that are already in the making all around us.

 

PUBLIC EVENTS

Opening: Sat. June 29, 5:30-7:30pm
Open Space Workshop: Commoning Pittsburgh, Sat. June 29, 1-5:30pm

Salon Series: Neither Public, Nor Private
Facilitator, Dana Bishop-Root Supported by The Heinz Endowments
Thurs. July 18, 6-8pm

Symposium: Designing for a Commons Transition
A forum for exchange between local and international practices of commoning
Thurs. Sept. 19–Sat. Sept. 21

 

Curatorial team: Anh-Linh Ngo, Mirko Gatti, Christian Hiller, Max Kaldenhoff, Christine Rüb (ARCH+); Elke aus dem Moore (ifa); Stefan Gruber (CMU)

Research partners: School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh and and Technische Universität Berlin, Institute of Architecture, Prof.  Rainer Hehl

Curators of Pittsburgh edition: Stefan Gruber, Elizabeth Chodos (CMU)

With contributions from:
Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke; clemens krug architekten & Bernhard Hummel Architekt (Team: Oliver Clemens, Anna Heilgemeir, Bernhard Hummel, Emma Williams); Assemble & Granby Workshop; Iwan Baan; Brandlhuber + Christopher Roth; DAAR Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency; Theo Deutinger; Eureka; Manuel Herz; Sandi Hilal, Philipp Misselwitz & Anne Misselwitz; Immo Klink; Kotti & Co; Kuehn Malvezzi; Angelika Levi; Golan Levin (F.A.T. Lab) & Shawn Sims (Sy–Lab); Makoko Waterfront Community; Tukano Maloca; Miethäuser Syndikat; National Union of Sahrawi Women; NLÉ Architects; PlanBude Hamburg, Svenja Baumgardt & Sylvi Kretzschmar; Common Ground e.V. & Nachbarschaftsakademie; Quest – Florian Köhl / Christian Burkhard; Martha Rosler; Harald Trapp / Robert Thum; Urban-Think Tank, Chair of Architecture and Urban Design ETH Zürich; WiLMa GmbH; Samson Young.

The “Atlas of Commoning” also includes works by:
Airbnb; ARGE ifau | HEIDE & VON BECKERATH; Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée; BARarchitekten; Bau- und Wohngenossenschaft Spreefeld Berlin eG; Carpaneto Schoeningh Architekten; City in the Making; FATkoehl Architekten; Die Zusammenarbeiter; El Campo de la Cebada; Genossenschaft Kalkbreite; Genossenschaft Kraftwerk1; Go Hasegawa and Associates; IBeB GbR; Müller Sigrist Architects; Refugee Accommodation and Solidarity Space City Plaza; Schneider Studer Primas; Stiftung House of One – Bet- und Lehrhaus Petriplatz Berlin; Gemeinde Yoshino; ZUS [Zones Urbaines Sensibles]. Pittsburgh initiatives include Breathe Project; City of Asylum; Community Forge; Garfield Community Farm; General Sisters, General Store; Latham Street Commons; Manchester Bidwell Corporation; The Braddock Carnegie Library.

Drawing collages by:
Students from Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Urban Design program, and the studio “Commoning the City” co-taught by Stefan Gruber and Jonathan Kline: Ernest Bellamy, Tamara Cartwright, Nickie Cheung, Yang Gao, Jianxiao Ge, Yidan Gong, Chase Kea, Rebecca Lefkowitz, Sai Narayan Ramachandran, Paul Moscoso Riofrio, Deepanshi Sheth, Sujan Das Shrestha, Gautam Thakkar, Aditi Thota, Yirui Wang, Alvin Wong, Chi Zhang, Chun Zheng, Lu Zhu.

Architectural models by:
Students from the Technical University Berlin taught by Rainer Hehl: Aaron Barnstorf, Sarah Baur, Sebastian Georgescu, Alexander Grams, Mirko Hahn, Nicolas Herre, Gerrit Jasper, Rosanna Just, Jakob, Köchert, Laura Lüttje, Miriam Möser, Stefan Neumaier, Daiki Ori, Canan Öztekin, Luisa Pöpsel, Nadine Reppert, Selina Schlez, Hans J. Walter (TU Berlin), as well as Martin Edelmann (ifa) and Quest – Florian Köhl / Christian Burkhard.

The production of the Pittsburgh edition was supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the research by CMU’s School of Architecture Margaret B. Gruger Fund, the Berkman Faculty Develop-ment Fund and the Fund for Research and Creativity of the College of Fine Arts.

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
The ifa (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) is the oldest German intermediary organization and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. It is committed to the peaceful and enriching coexistence of people and cultures worldwide. Its programs pursue five core topics: Art & Culture Exchange, Civil Society Dialog, Flight & Migration, Culture & Conflict and Europe. The ifa promotes the exchange of art and culture in exhibition, dialog and conference programs and acts as a competence center for foreign cultural and educational policy. The institute is globally networked and focuses on long-term, partnership-based cooperation. It is funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the state of Baden-Württemberg and the state capital Stuttgart.
www.ifa.de/en

ARCH+
ARCH+ is Germany’s leading discursive journal for architecture and urbanism. The name is also a policy: more than architecture. Each quarterly issue details a specific topic, picking up on current discussions from other disciplines with regard to the cultural and political frameworks of spatial production. Founded in the wake of the 1968 movement, the focus of ARCH+ is the critical reflection of the social aspects of architecture. www.archplus.net

© Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e. V. (ifa), Stuttgart, Germany; artists; authors

An Atlas of Commoning
Jun 29–Sep 22, 2019

 

 

Past
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Bounce! CMU School of Art Senior Exhibition
May 4–18, 2019

 

 

BOUNCE! CMU SENIOR ART EXHIBIT

May 4–18, 2019
Reception: May 3, 6–8pm

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Our final exhibition of the season marks a milestone for the School of Art BFA and Interdisciplinary Art Degree senior class. Filling all three floors of the galleries, students present final artworks and research as the culmination of their undergraduate experience.

Artists

Xavier Apostol, Parley Belsey, Shannon Case, Ashley Chan, Andrew Chang, Katrina Chaudoin, Odelia Cheng, Anne Crumley, Ariana Daly, Chloe Desaulles, October Donoghue, Kianna Gonzalez, Rebecca Groves, Mariah Hill, Lingdong Huang, Grace Huddleston, Hanna Kang, Adela Kapuscinska, Sarah Kim, …

Bounce! CMU School of Art Senior Exhibition
May 4–18, 2019

 

 

Metathesis: CMU School of Architecture Exhibition
Apr 18–24, 2019

 

 

Metathesis
CMU ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT

April 18–24, 2019
Reception: April 19, 6–8pm
Project Reviews: April 19–20

Join the CMU Architecture Seniors to see the work of Thesis, the final year studio where architectural ideas are developed to operate critically within the discipline. The project installations illustrate challenging proposals that explore contemporary questions. During the exhibition, students will present their work for discussion and critique.

Featuring: Sai Prateek Narayan, Henry Yoon, Nikhita Bhagwat, Hannah Martinez, Jianxiao Ge, Zain Islam-Hashmi, Kerrian France, Rebecca Lefkowitz, Emily Melillo, Chi Zhang, Kelly Li, Veronica Wang, Deepanshi Sheth, Sujan …

Metathesis: CMU School of Architecture Exhibition
Apr 18–24, 2019

 

 

Above, Below, After, Until
CMU MFA Exhibit
Mar 16–Apr 7, 2019

 

 

ABOVE, BELOW, AFTER, UNTIL
CMU MFA EXHIBIT
March 16–April 7, 2019

Reception: March 22, 6–8pm

Artists: ­­Nicholas Crockett, Joy Poulard Cruz, Shohei Katayama, Erin Mallea

Featuring new work by 2019 School of Art MFA candidates, Above, Below, After, Until examines the dynamic relationships between land, labor, and cultural memory through experiential installation, sculpture, and video. In a moment marked by political and ecological precarity, the artists create spaces of ritual, reflection, and fantasy in search of moments of solidarity and human / non human kinship.

Artist Bios

Erin Mallea
Working across media, Erin Mallea collapses …

Above, Below, After, Until
CMU MFA Exhibit
Mar 16–Apr 7, 2019

 

 

CMU 2019 School of Design Exhibition
Feb 22–28, 2019

 

 

Generous Feedback
CMU 2019 School of Design Exhibition

Thursday, Feb. 21, 6-8pm: Reception

Join the CMU Design Seniors as they celebrate their accomplishments and share their most recent projects! The work featured in the show offers insight into the culmination of four years of study, pushing the boundaries of medium and method in the field of design.

Featuring

Maayan Albert, Juan Aranda, Gautum Bose, Emma Brennan, Cameron Burgess, Grace Cha, Hee Seo Chun, Dahye Chung, Lydia Chung, Heidi Chung, Remy Davidson, Aisha Dev, Kailin Dong, Anna Gusman, Conner Harden, Jenny Hu, Monica Huang, Faith Kim, Joo Hee Kim, Soonho Kwon, Hilary Lai, Tiffany Lai, John Lee, Susie Lee, Kyle Lee, Yvette Lee, Shannon Lin, Marisa Lu, Jessica Nip, Lucas Ochoa, Helen Wu

Exhibit …

CMU 2019 School of Design Exhibition
Feb 22–28, 2019

 

 

Paradox: The Body in the Age of AI
Oct 5, 2018–Feb 3, 2019

 

 

Artists: Zach Blas, Brian Bress, Nick Cave, Kate Cooper, Stephanie Dinkins, Jes Fan, Claudia Hart, Eunsu Kang, Jillian Mayer, Sarah Oppenheimer, Siebren Versteeg

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. Inspired by the Moravec Paradox, the show looks deeper into the unconscious role the body’s sensorimotor habitat has in shaping our awareness, imagination, and socio-political structures. Society tends to privilege reason and logic because it is conscious and quantifiable. But beneath this thin “veneer …

Paradox: The Body in the Age of AI
Oct 5, 2018–Feb 3, 2019

 

 

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women
Aug 18–Sep 9, 2018

 

 

Work by CMU alumna Carrie Schneider ushers in the 2018/19 academic year. The exhibition, Reading Women, explores the power of reading, studying, and being absorbed by knowledge. In the artist’s words, the work “reveals a constellation of influences among my creative peers.” This series is a rhizomatic view of thinkers who contribute to the intellectual capital of the artist’s community. “It’s a man’s world,” as the saying goes, but this exhibition offers a countervailing proposition. The ideas in these books shape thought, and by shaping thought, form a world made …

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women
Aug 18–Sep 9, 2018

 

 

Dot Gov
May 5–19, 2018

CMU 2018 Senior Art Exhibition

Works by: Olanrewaju Adetola, Melanie Anderson, Joshua Archer, Sydney Ayers, Anna Baldi, Katherine Cao, Adrienne Cassel, Hizal Celik, Kelli Clark, Matthew Constant, Christopher Copeland, Lucy Denegre, Andrew Edwards, Emily Giedzinski, Ella Hepner, Jenna Houston, Zaria Howard, Cindy Hsu, Youhyun Jang, Vanessa (Yookyung) Kim, Kasem Kydd, Summer Leavitt, Samantha Mack, Rebecca Marcus, Lisa Park, Faye-Belle Quinn, Sarah Stinson Hurwitz, Chantal Striepe, Gowri Sunder, Jack Taylor, William Taylor, Jessica Tsai, Charlotte-Alyss Weissglass, Kate Werth, Grace Wong, Morgan Rolland

Co-organized by the School of Art

“The threshold to the future has …

Dot Gov
May 5–19, 2018
Clearance
Apr 19–25, 2018

Carnegie Mellon 2018 School of Architecture thesis exhibition

Organized by the School of Architecture

Join the CMU Architecture Seniors to see the work of Thesis, the final year studio where architectural ideas are developed to operate critically within the discipline. The project installations illustrate challenging proposals that explore contemporary questions. During the exhibition, students will present their work for discussion and critique.

“In this exhibition, the thesis students from the School of Architecture’s Bachelor’s of Architecture and Master’s of Urban Design interrogate value – social, cultural, economic, ecologic – as it pertains to …

Clearance
Apr 19–25, 2018
Immutable Stage
Mar 17–Apr 8, 2018

 

 

CMU 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Works by: Shobun Baile, Alex Lukas, KR Pipkin, Gray Swartzel, Lee Webster

Co-organized by CMU School of Art

Created within the current political tumult, new works by the 2018 CMU School of Art MFA candidates examine pop culture fantasies of entertainment, capital, and collapse. Interrogating the documentarian impulse, Immutable Stage flattens a historical cycle of wealth and decay into the now, arguing that artifice is a tool with which to construct real narratives.

Immutable Stage
Mar 17–Apr 8, 2018

 

 

Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries
Jan 20–Feb 25, 2018

 

 

Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries the first retrospective exhibition of the influential feminist artist who played a key role in the formation of the Feminist Art Program at California State University in Fresno in 1970 and at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia in 1971.

Wilding was a major contributor to the historically significant month-long collaborative installation Womanhouse, sited in an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles in 1972, where she performed her highly celebrated work Waiting.

Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries includes a selection of works from Wilding’s studio practice spanning the past forty years, highlighting a …

Faith Wilding: Fearful Symmetries
Jan 20–Feb 25, 2018

 

 

Assemblage
Dec 2–10, 2017

CMU School of Design Senior Thesis Exhibition

Works by: Adella Guo, Albert Yang, Alex Palatucci, Angee Attar, Anqi Wan, Benal Johnson, Bettina Chou, Carolyn Zhou, Chris Perry, Christie Chong, Deborah Lee, Deniz Sokullu, Emily Mongilio, Faith Kaufman, Gillan Johnson, Hae Wan Park, Hee Jung Koh, Jake Scherlis, Jasper Tom, Jeong Min Seo, Jesse Klein, Jessica Headrick, Ji Tae Kim, Julia Ainbinder, Kate Martin, Kevin Gao, Lily Fulop, Lily Kim, Lois Kim, Lucy Yifan Yu, Maggie Banks, Max Plummer, Maximilien Stein, Meredith Newman, Natalie Harmon, Natapitt (Popo) Sethpornpong, Nina Flores, Noah Johnson, …

Assemblage
Dec 2–10, 2017
Designing the Computational Image/ Imagining Computational Design
Sep 23–Nov 12, 2017

Works by: Kristy Balliet / Kelly Bair (BairBalliet), Andrew Heumann, Dana Cupkova, Golan Levin, Benjamin Snell, Kyuha Shim, Zach Lieberman, Jürg Lehni, Carl Lostritto, Joseph Choma, Jonah Ross-Marrs

Curated by Daniel Cardoso Llach

Designing the Computational Image/Imagining Computational Design showcases a selection of previously unseen or lesser-known drawings, films, and high-quality reproductions, as well as interactive software reconstructions, illuminating the twentieth-century emergence of new methods for design representation, simulation, and manufacturing linked to digital computers’ capacities for information processing and display. Examining the formative period of numerical control and computer graphics technologies between …

Designing the Computational Image/ Imagining Computational Design
Sep 23–Nov 12, 2017
Hadi Tabatabai: Transitional Spaces
Sep 23–Nov 12, 2017

 

 

Co-presented by wats:ON? Festival

Curated by Spike Wolff

Through an elegant combination of drawing, painting and sculpture, Hadi Tabatabai’s work describes a place that is as much an idea as a physical location. These compositions embody liminality: that is, they create a constant experience of sensations that exist at the limen, or edge, of perception. To bring about this state, Tabatabai has removed all possible distractions. Narrative and figuration, even figure and ground, have been excised from these delicate combinations of squares, rectangles and floating lines.

Tabatabai uses the physical nature of the materials …

Hadi Tabatabai: Transitional Spaces
Sep 23–Nov 12, 2017

 

 

Worlds Within
Sep 22–Dec 15, 2017

Works by: Rob Kesseler, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, Carl Ignaz Leopold Kny, Edwin H. Reiber

Co-presented with Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Curated by Lugene Bruno and John Carson

Worlds Within opens our eyes to the generally unseen world of plants and their internal architecture, textures, patterns and functions. It reveals repeating patterns in nature: generic structures and forms, which recur on a macro and micro scale.

The graphic impact of historical instructive botanical wall charts and models alongside monumentalized, hand-colored micrographs of seeds and pollen by Rob Kesseler creates a remarkable visual bridge between the …

Worlds Within
Sep 22–Dec 15, 2017
Causing A Scene
Aug 19–Sep 3, 2017

Works by: Edda Fields-Black, John Carson and Jennifer Keating-Miller, Larry Shea

Co-organized by The Center for the Arts in Society

Every three years CAS reinvents itself with a new themed initiative, where two coordinators, an artist and a scholar, structure a topic and select projects that engage in a focused exploration of that topic. We approached “Performance” as an expansive form, looking beyond the traditional relationship between an audience and an actor to consider how people performatively frame their lives through social rituals, athletics, digital capture devices, and everyday acts. The rubric of …

Causing A Scene
Aug 19–Sep 3, 2017
Roll Call
May 6–20, 2017

CMU 2017 Senior Art Exhibition

Works by: Elizabeth Agyemang, Isabella Katarina Antolić-Soban, Clare Burdeshaw, Bonnie Chan, Clair Chin, John Choi, Becca Epstein, Madeline Reed Finn, Ethan Gladding, Jarel Grant, Autumn Hill, Miranda Jacoby, Amanda Jolley, Maya Kaisth, Sandra Kang, Nat Rose Kent, Janice Kim, Bronwyn Kuehler, Kira Melville, Rachel Moeller, Natalie Moss, Miles Peyton, Bridget Quirk, Anna Azizzy Rosati, Gwen Sadler, Caroline Santilli, Kaitlin Schaer, Christine Shen, Charlotte Stiles, Joni Sullivan, Lauren Valley, Gerald Warhaftig, Nicole Yoon, Chengcheng Zhao

Co-organized by CMU School of Art

The Dilemma of the Now

The great modernist thinker and …

Roll Call
May 6–20, 2017
Hacking / Modding / Remixing as Feminist Protest
Jan 28–Feb 26, 2017

Works by: Addie Wagenknecht (Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Fellow 2014), Anne-Marie Schleiner, Annina Rüst, Cat Mazza (CMU Alumna, SoArt 1999), Channel Two, Dara Birnbaum (CMU Alumna, SoArch 1969), Elisa Kreisinger, Kathy High, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Mary Flanagan, micha cárdenas, Morehshin Allahyari, Myfanwy Ashmore, Olia Lialina, Rachel Rampleman, Rachel Simone Weil, RAFiA Santana, Skawennati, Soda Jerk and VNS Matrix, Sondra Perry, and Suzie Silver (CMU Professor of Art)

Curated by Angela Washko

HACKING / MODDING / REMIXING as Feminist Protest is an exhibition of twenty two artists, designers and developers working at the intersection …

Hacking / Modding / Remixing as Feminist Protest
Jan 28–Feb 26, 2017
Focus
Dec 3–11, 2016

CMU School of Design Senior Thesis Exhibition

Works by: Ji Young Ahn, Zainab Aliyu, Leah Anton, Kate Apostolou, Rachel Chang, Lea Cody, Kaleb Crawford, Justin Finkenaur, Linna Griffin, Ruby He, Rae Headrick, Jeff Houng, Eileen Huang, Vicky Hwang, Jackie Kang, Jonathan Kim, Brandon Kirkley, Daniel Kison, Alisa Le, Zac Mau, Gabriel Mitchell, Jillian Nelson, Courtney Pozzi, Vivian Qiu, Temple Rea, Hannah Salinas, Diana Sun, Praewa Suntiasvaraporn, Albert Topdjian, Kaitlin Wilkinson, Julia Wong, Brian Yang, Lauren Zemering, Catherine Zheng

co-prersented by the CMU School of Design

The work featured in the show offers insight into …

Focus
Dec 3–11, 2016
Climactic: Post Normal Design
Nov 4–Dec 11, 2016

Works by: Sara Adhitya, Ahmed Ansari, Laurens Boer and Jared Donovan, Eva Brandt, Deepa Butoliya and works from the Speculative Critical Design class CMU, Tentative Collective, Beck Davis,Tricia Flanagan, Raune Frankjaer, Jennifer Gabrys, William Gaver, Joachim Halse, Thomas Binder, Eva Brandt, and Brendon Clark, Interplay, Terry Irwin, Tie Ji, Cyrus Kabiru, Tobie Kerridge, Onkar Kular, CMU HCI and robotics Create Lab, Golan Levin, Zoe Mahony, Mike Michael, Katherine Moline, Manar Moursi, NoamToran, Pedro Oliveira, Liliana Ovalle and Colectivo 1050º, Nestor Pestana, Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, Luiza Prado, Tristan Schultz, Srishti, Superflux, Laurene Vaughan, Alex Wilkie

Climactic: Post Normal Design focuses on design and activism surrounding issues of coloniality, crises of culture and race climate change in both the Global South and North. The curatorial premise of the exhibition …

Climactic: Post Normal Design
Nov 4–Dec 11, 2016
Architecture With and Without Le Corbusier + The Chapel of the Mosquitos
Aug 20–Nov 13, 2016

José Oubrerie architecte/ Atelier Wylde-Oubrerie

Associate Curator Spike Wolff

José Oubrerie is Professor Emeritus at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University. An internationally renowned French architect and protégé of Le Corbusier, Oubrerie was the project architect for the Saint-Pierre de Firminy Church, seeing the final design through to completion in 2006. Other projects include the French Cultural Center in Syria, the Miller House in Kentucky, and The Chapel of the Mosquitoes in New York. Oubrerie is Honorary AIA, author of the recently released Architecture With and Without LeCorbusier, and …

Architecture With and Without Le Corbusier + The Chapel of the Mosquitos
Aug 20–Nov 13, 2016
Willful Wondering: Patricia Bellan-Gillen Drawings 2010-2016
Jun 11–Jul 24, 2016

 

 

Willful Wondering features large-scale mixed media drawings and prints by Patricia Bellan-Gillen.  The exhibition also includes a new installation by the artist.

“Somewhere in my brain, personal narrative mixes with fairytales.  Historical events intertwine with the imagined and the veil of nostalgia blurs the border between fact and fiction.  Archetypal imagery moves about in the temporal lobe with cartoon characters and recent news flashes picked from the Internet join the sagas of black and white television. My work uses these bits and pieces of visual history: the stones and bones of memory to suggest …

Willful Wondering: Patricia Bellan-Gillen Drawings 2010-2016
Jun 11–Jul 24, 2016

 

 

Maximum Minimum in Unum
Jan 23–Feb 28, 2016

 

 

Works by: Ben Bigelow, Felipe Castelblanco, Peter Coffin, Ron Desmett, Maggie Haas, Institute for New Feeling (Scott Andrew, Agnes Bolt and Nina Sarnelle), Laleh Mehran, Shana Moulton, Zak Prekop, Paul Rouphail, Diane Samuels, Carrie Schneider, Jina Valentine, Rebecca Vaughan, and Gregory Witt. (Participating artists, all alumni of the Carnegie Mellon School of Art)

Curated by Josh Reiman and Suzanne Slavick

This exhibition features artists whose work eludes maximalist or minimalist classification. They probe or collapse extremes, whether ideological or aesthetic. Multiple dualities run parallel or intersect in their practices. Co-curators Josh Reiman …

Maximum Minimum in Unum
Jan 23–Feb 28, 2016

 

 

Aftersound: Frequency, Attack, Return
Aug 21–Nov 22, 2015

 

 

Curated by Melissa Ragona and Margaret Cox

Sound has entered contemporary art in profound and unexpected ways. This exhibition explores sound’s infiltration into contemporary discussions of aural and visual culture, with a particular focus on sound visualization, the physics of sound, political uses of sound, i.e. sonic warfare and DIY, as well as the resurgence of neo-metaphysical experiments with sound as a portal to new sensory experiences.

Works by: Paul DeMarinis, Michael Johnsen, Victoria Keddie, Caroline Record, Marina Rosenfeld, Jesse Stiles, Sergei Tcherepnin, and more

Pioneers of Sound + Archive: Maryanne Amacher, Cathy Berberian, John Cage, …

Aftersound: Frequency, Attack, Return
Aug 21–Nov 22, 2015

 

 

From the Edge
Jan 16–Mar 1, 2015

Co-presented by the CMU Carnegie Mellon School of Drama

“Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! (Pause. Vehemently.) Let us do something, while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. Not indeed that we personally are needed. Others would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us …

From the Edge
Jan 16–Mar 1, 2015
Armin Hoffman: Farbe / Color
Nov 4, 2014–Mar 1, 2015

Curated by April Greiman

Co-presented by the CMU School of Design

Organized by the LA Architecture and Design Museum

For Armin Hofmann, lecturing at design schools and working as a freelance graphic artist went hand in hand: his activities as an educator invariably provided inspiration for his own work. Rather than a doctrinaire approach, Hofmann’s teaching style centered on the students’ engagement with their own experiences and abilities, so enabling them to hone their individual perception of design issues.

During his many years as a teacher at various institutions across the world, including the …

Armin Hoffman: Farbe / Color
Nov 4, 2014–Mar 1, 2015
Neurons and Other Memories: Work in and around the brain
Oct 10–24, 2014

Works by: Marie Barcic (A 14’), the Alison Barth Lab, JoAnna Commandaros (BFA ’86), Erin Crowder, Greg Dunn, Kevin Jarbo and Tim Verstynen, Rob Kesseler, Clayton Merrell, David Plaut, Jena Tegeler (SHS 13’), Aaron Regal (A 13’ MAM’14), JoanaRicou (BSA 04’), Qiong Zhang and Nicolas Kim, Yu Zhao (BHA’14)

Curated by Patricia Maurides

In collaboration with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Neurons and Other Memories gathers together the work of artists and scientists whose investigations offer a bridge between and among the fine arts and neuroscience or neuropsychology. These investigations may occur in the studio, laboratory or somewhere in between. Many of these works share the exploration of common territories …

Neurons and Other Memories: Work in and around the brain
Oct 10–24, 2014
Alien She
Sep 21, 2013–Feb 16, 2014

Works by: Ginger Brooks Takahashi (Pittsburgh), Tammy Rae Carland (Oakland), Miranda July (Los Angeles), Faythe Levine (Milwaukee), Allyson Mitchell (Toronto), L.J. Roberts (Brooklyn), Stephanie Syjuco (San Francisco)

Curated by Astria Suparak + Ceci Moss

Alien She is the first exhibition to examine the lasting impact of Riot Grrrl on artists and cultural producers working today. A pioneering punk feminist movement that emerged in the early 1990s, Riot Grrrl has had a pivotal influence, inspiring many around the world to pursue socially and politically progressive careers as artists, activists, authors and educators. Emphasizing female and youth empowerment, collaborative organization, creative resistance and DIY ethics, Riot Grrrl helped a new …

Alien She
Sep 21, 2013–Feb 16, 2014
Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture
Sep 15, 2012–Feb 24, 2013

Curated by Giovanna Borasi + Mirko Zardini

Organized by the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

We observe — and suffer daily from — the unforeseen consequences of our actions on the environment. We are anxious about ground pollution, food safety, pollen allergies, smog, asthma, cancer, obesity, epidemics, and ultimately, aging. Now that everything is perceived as a possible source of disease, the health, defense and fortification of our own bodies have become obsessive pursuits. We have begun to think of all aspects of our lives in medical terms.

Architecture, urban design, and landscape design are addressing these …

Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture
Sep 15, 2012–Feb 24, 2013
Intimate Science
Jan 21–Mar 4, 2012

Works by: BCL, Center for PostNatural History, Markus Kayser, Allison Kudla, Machine Project, Philip Ross

Curated by Andrea Grover

The most recent manifestation of artists working at the intersection of art, science and technology demonstrates a distinctly autodidactic, heuristic approach to understanding the physical and natural world. Intimate Science features artists who are engaged in non-disciplinary inquiry; they aren’t allied to the customs of any single field, and therefore have license to reach beyond conventions. This kind of practice hinges on up-close observation, experiential learning, and inventing new ways for the public to participate in the process. And through their …

Intimate Science
Jan 21–Mar 4, 2012
2011 Pittsburgh Biennial
Sep 16–Dec 11, 2011

Works by: Justseeds, Lize Mogel, Sarah Ross, and Ryan Griffis, subRosa, Temporary Services, Transformazium

Organized by Astria Suparak

Setting a new precedent for city-wide collaboration among major art institutions, the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial is co-organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Biennial founders Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Each of the five partner institutions will present a distinct exhibition of work by artists connected to the Pittsburgh region, reflecting each organization’s curatorial focus.

The Miller Gallery at CMU’s presentation, organized by gallery director Astria Suparak, features artists who …

2011 Pittsburgh Biennial
Sep 16–Dec 11, 2011
Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions
Aug 27, 2010–Feb 6, 2011

Curated by Jon Rubin + Astria Suparak

If space aliens landed in Pittsburgh, what would they determine was the dominant culture that unified the populace? It could only be Steelers culture.

Steelers culture is Pittsburgh’s popular culture, and the fans are its primary producers. Often overlooked in discussions of pop culture, much less “high” culture, sports fans are portrayed as immature, uncritical, and passive consumers blindly following a branded product. Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions looks at the particular and ingenious methods Steelers fans use to construct their own …

Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions
Aug 27, 2010–Feb 6, 2011
Keep it Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men
Nov 14, 2008–Feb 15, 2009

Curated by Astria Suparak

Reaching countless people through websites, newspapers, and television broadcasts, the sometimes anonymous Yes Men are among the most visible and effective artist-activists of our time. Over the past dozen years they have fearlessly taken on the world’s biggest corporations and bureaucracies through a process they call “Identity Correction.” Masquerading as official representatives at business conferences and on the news, they have helped keep critical issues in the international spotlight. “Unlike Identity Theft, which criminals practice with dishonest intent,” The Yes Men clarify, “Identity Correction is the art of …

Keep it Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men
Nov 14, 2008–Feb 15, 2009

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