An artwork made of glass, steel, and coal in geometric shapes across the floor of a marble room.

Installation view. Postcommodity, From Smoke and Tangled Waters We Carried Fire Home, 2018. 57th Carnegie International. Photo: Bryan Conley

Carnegie International Publications


Dispatch documents the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018 through photographs, interviews, and reflections by curator Ingrid Schaffner. Featuring contributions from Gabriella Beckhurst, Jennifer Burris, Emi Finkelstein, Rebecca Giordano, Larissa Harris, Talia Heiman, Elizabeth Hoover, Hitomi Iwasaki, Koyo Kouoh, Prem Krishnamurthy, Paula Kupfer, Ellen Larson, Katie Loney, Sophia Marisa Lucas, Ashley McNelis, Liz Park, Erin Peters, and Marina Tyquiengco, the Dispatch also includes an 84-page artist project by Leslie Hewitt.

This book is the second of two publications for the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018. The Guide, which was the first publication to accompany the exhibition, is also available from the Carnegie Museum of Art Store.

2019; softcover; 256 pages with additional 84-page photo essay insert; available from the Carnegie Museum of Art Store and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-8803906-4-4

Cover of the Dispatch

The Guide

The Guide enriches the experience of the Carnegie International, 57th Edition, 2018, providing information about Carnegie Museum of Art, the history of the International, and the artists and works featured in this year’s exhibition. The book also contains five travelogues, commissioned essays that document the research travels of International curator Ingrid Schaffner and her companions.

2018; hardcover; 210 page; available from the CMOA Store and D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-8803906-3-7


Cover of the Guide - Carnegie International 57th Edition 2018

2013 Carnegie International

A major exhibition of new international art, the 2013 Carnegie International at Carnegie Museum of Art also encompassed an experimental playground project, a display and examination of the museum’s permanent collection of postwar art, and a pioneering engagement with the city of Pittsburgh. Organized by the curatorial team of Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, and Tina Kukielski, the catalogue provides rich background and lavish illustrations on each of the exhibition’s components—including an expanded artist section that features original interviews and in-depth texts on works by 35 artists from 19 countries in Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East: Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl, Phyllida Barlow, Yael Bartana, Sadie Benning, Bidoun Library, Nicole Eisenman, Lara Favaretto, Vincent Fecteau, Rodney Graham, Guo Fengyi, Wade Guyton, Rokni Haerizadeh, He An, Amar Kanwar, Dinh Q. Lê, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon, Sarah Lucas, Tobias Madison, Zanele Muholi, Paulina Olowska, Pedro Reyes, Kamran Shirdel, Gabriel Sierra, Taryn Simon, Frances Stark, Joel Sternfeld, Mladen Stilinovi, Zoe Strauss, Henry Taylor, Tezuka Architects, Transformazium, Erika Verzutti, and Joseph Yoakum.

Edited by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers, Tina Kukielski, and with text by Amanda Donnan, Lauren Wetmore, Gabriela Burkhalter, and Robert Bailey. Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, October 5, 2013 to March 16, 2014.

2013; softcover; 356 pages; available from the CMOA Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-056-9

Book cover with text 2013 Carnegie International in purple hexagon

Life on Mars

This cutting-edge volume gathers together a rich array of images and writings on the 40 artists from around the globe featured in Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International. Curator Douglas Fogle provides an essay on the exhibition’s theme: the important—but continually perplexing—question of what it means to be human in the world today. In addition to essays by Daniel Birnbaum, Richard Flood, Eungie Joo, and Chus Martinez, the catalogue includes entries on each of the featured artists and writings by artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Ryan Gander, Thomas Hirschhorn, Matthew Monahan, Rivane Neuenschwander, Thomas Schütte, Andro Wekua, and Haegue Yang. The innovative book design by COMA continues the tradition of graphic experimentation in International catalogues.

Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, May 3, 2008 to January 19, 2009.

Hardcover; 440 pages; 168 color illustrations. Available from the Carnegie Museum of Art Store and Distributed Art Publishers; ISBN 978-0-88039-051-4

Book cover that reads Life on Mars: 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art

2004 Carnegie International

This catalogue features the works of 37 artists from around the globe represented in the 54th Carnegie International, including Tomma Abts, John Bock, Kathy Butterly, Paul Chan, Anne Chu, Rachel Harrison, Jim Lambie, Julie Mehretu, Ugo Rondinone, and Eva Rothschild. The featured artists employ a diverse range of media, from painting, sculpture, installation, and performance to film, video, animation, and ceramics. The book includes an introduction by curator Laura Hoptman and essays by Gary Garrels, Midori Matsui, Cuauhtémoc Medina, Francesco Bonami, Elizabeth Smith, Jean-Pierre Mercier, Branka Stipancic, and Elizabeth Thomas.

Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, October 9, 2004 to March 20, 2005.

Hardcover; 241 pages; 135 color and 40 duotone illustrations; ISBN 0-88039-044-1

Book cover titled 54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art. Includes a list of all featured artists.