This exhibition provides a view into the passion and diversity of the punk feminist movement Riot Grrrl, and highlights how these ideas have broadened, evolved and mutated in the work of contemporary artists.
An online, collaborative project tracking Riot Grrrl chapters across the world, from 1991 to the present.
The Miller Gallery at CMU, directed by Astria Suparak, is the “Art Place” to visit in Pittsburgh, as selected by Warhol Museum director Eric Shiner in The Wall Street Journal.
A public survey and expanded oral history of the lasting impact, intergenerational and global, of the Riot Grrrl movement.
“If you’re betting on who will make up the next set of influential international curators, this list could make you rich.”
“Best Super-Friends Imitation on the Art Scene: The Pittsburgh Biennial… The result was an ambitious and audacious survey of area artists”
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.
“Whatever It Takes features Steelers tattoos, fan garb, homemade football shrines … everything you can imagine and some things you can’t. Visitors are invited to consider Steelers fandom in light of working-class identity and the desire for stability during periods of economic upheaval. Or they can just think about how much ass Jack “Splat” Lambert used to kick.”
Features activity items and other projects, essays, an interview, a poster, and full-color illustrations.
With these temporary tattoos you aren’t just wearing some of the finest Steeler tattoos found in Pittsburgh tattoo parlors and at Steelers games, but you can also “wear” another person’s nipples, moles, and body hair if you choose.
You, too, can wear all the Super Bowl rings that the Pittsburgh Steelers have won, with these custom-made, handknit gloves.
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.
This is a new map of the world representing Steeler Nation, where countries that don’t have a fan base for the Pittsburgh NFL team don’t exist.
A three-day symposium introducing the thoughts of leading “experimental geographers” who employ mapping techniques in new modes of critical practice and cultural research.
“Her appointment and programming are also signals from CMU that it’s moving full throttle into a leadership role among university and alternative galleries.”
The first major exhibition of the internationally renowned culture-jamming group. Dubbed “the most prescient show of the year” by Paper City and “a timely acknowledgment of the work of […] the great social satirists of our time” by Art Papers.
Photographs and new installation work examine how communities are changing in the shadow of corporate real estate.
“Suparak made her name as a globetrotting independent curator. Now she’s parked at CMU; her hiring, in March, makes her arguably the biggest underground art star to move to Pittsburgh in years.”
Other exhibitions, events, residencies organized for Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery, 2008 – 2014.