“Best Super-Friends Imitation on the Art Scene: The Pittsburgh Biennial… The result was an ambitious and audacious survey of area artists”
“A visually and conceptually stunning exhibition that reinvigorates awareness of the problems that afflict the world today.”
“But in this multi-lensed vision of Pittsburgh’s art scene [the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial], perhaps no facet has been as ambitious as the Miller show, curated by gallery director Astria Suparak. Comprised of work by five teams of artists, the show focuses on groups approaching social issues, community life and transformation through art-initiated criticism”
“Well thought-out installations that synthesize complex subjects… [The exhibition] has become even more timely seen within the context of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its advocacy for cultural examination and social change.”
The book includes meditations, interviews, diagrams, letters and manifestos on maker culture, hacking, artist research, distributed creativity, and technological and speculative design.
These projects demonstrate the strength of collective voices in deciding the future of neighborhoods, cities, nations, and societies, and the importance of intimate conversations and compassionate listening.
Published widely and internationally, including ABC News, CBS, ESPN, Forbes, Fox News, Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post, Miami Herald, NBC Sports, NPR, Salon.com, Seattle Times, SF Examiner, SF Chronicle, USA Today, Washington Post, Yahoo! News
“The gallery mediates a sort of creative sublimation of fandom, with its inimitable rawness and verve.”
The first major gallery exhibition to present sports fanaticism as a significant form of cultural production, bridging the assumed gap between sports and the arts.
Other exhibitions, events, residencies organized for Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery, 2008 – 2014.