Carnegie Museum of Art Announces a Three-Person Curatorial Team to Organize the 2013 Carnegie International

Curators Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski Will Organize the Next Carnegie International

Pittsburgh, PA – Lynn Zelevansky, The Henry J. Heinz II Director of Carnegie Museum of Art, has named a three-person team of curators to organize the 56th Carnegie International, which is scheduled to open in October 2013. The team will comprise curator Daniel Baumann, associate curator Dan Byers, and associate curator Tina Kukielski. The Carnegie International, initiated in 1896, is one of the world’s preeminent surveys of contemporary art. This is the first time in the International’s history that a curatorial team of three people will lead the exhibition.

“This new structure will allow the International to result from a conversation among three very talented individuals of different ages, nationalities, and perspectives. I’m excited and intrigued to see what is produced out of this collaboration, which seems suited to our increasingly globalized world,” said Zelevansky. “The curators bring their own strengths to the exhibition. Daniel is an active member of the international contemporary art world with a reputation for original thematic exhibitions, sensitive curating of public art, and also serious attention to outsider artists. Tina brings her extensive experience working with emerging artists and producing large-scale monographic exhibitions and scholarly catalogues at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Dan’s programming of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Forum Gallery, experience working on large thematic exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, and institutional knowledge of the Carnegie’s collections anchors the team.”

Baumann will be based in Europe until he moves to Pittsburgh with his family in September 2012; he will remain at the museum through December 2013. Kukielski comes to Carnegie Museum of Art in January 2011 and will remain at the museum through the run of the exhibition, while Byers, a permanent member of the museum staff, has been with Carnegie Museum of Art since 2009.

“The fact that Daniel will remain in Switzerland for the first 18 months of planning will facilitate research in Europe and provide the Carnegie International with an intimate understanding of the art produced there,” said Zelevansky. “Daniel, Dan, and Tina will travel and research individually, as well as together, and meet regularly, sharing ideas, and allowing the organizational process to cover more ground and the art to be explored in greater depth.”

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Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art was founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, it is nationally and internationally recognized for its distinguished collection of American and European works from the 16th century to the present. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the physical environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs.

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