Posts Tagged: Press

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CityTV feature on INCITE: Sports

Government cable TV show interview with Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere, focused on INCITE Journal: Sports and related exhibitions and events.

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CityTV feature on INCITE: Sports

Government cable TV show interview with Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere, focused on INCITE Journal: Sports and related exhibitions and events.

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Canadian Art feature on INCITE Journal: Sports

“Artists and curators program soccer-related art for gallery spaces—and kick around ideas about politics and power in the process”

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Canadian Art feature on INCITE Journal: Sports

“Artists and curators program soccer-related art for gallery spaces—and kick around ideas about politics and power in the process”

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Artforum feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“The project, and our friendship, also shaped my own interest in feminist, alternative, and amateur production.”

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Artforum feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“The project, and our friendship, also shaped my own interest in feminist, alternative, and amateur production.”

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New York Times feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“Here, July takes us through the evolution of Joanie 4 Jackie through artifacts from the archive, highlighting its videos, early inspirations and influence.”

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New York Times feature on Joanie 4 Jackie

“Here, July takes us through the evolution of Joanie 4 Jackie through artifacts from the archive, highlighting its videos, early inspirations and influence.”

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X-TRA cover story on Alien She

“We are hungry for the kind of nuanced history of feminism that Alien She proposes… The exhibition situates riot grrrl as one touchstone in the multi-stream evolution of the radical personal and political communities that artists continue to build today.”

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X-TRA cover story on Alien She

“We are hungry for the kind of nuanced history of feminism that Alien She proposes… The exhibition situates riot grrrl as one touchstone in the multi-stream evolution of the radical personal and political communities that artists continue to build today.”

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Bitch Magazine review of Alien She

“Throughout Alien She, there is a spirit of resistance, one in which we can all join. Curators Suparak and Moss have pulled together a show that unravels the depiction of riot grrrl as a solely music genre. They have turned it into a living, historic archive—and it’s pretty impressive… Alien She demonstrates the fluidity of the movement and its resonance in the contemporary digital world today.”

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Bitch Magazine review of Alien She

“Throughout Alien She, there is a spirit of resistance, one in which we can all join. Curators Suparak and Moss have pulled together a show that unravels the depiction of riot grrrl as a solely music genre. They have turned it into a living, historic archive—and it’s pretty impressive… Alien She demonstrates the fluidity of the movement and its resonance in the contemporary digital world today.”

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Icon review of Alien She

“Alien She puts the creative process and the importance of community at the forefront.”

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Icon review of Alien She

“Alien She puts the creative process and the importance of community at the forefront.”

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CAA reviews Alien She

“Alien She contributes to this history by not only illuminating but furthering the Riot Grrrl struggle to achieve visibility and equality for people of all genders—in the art world and real world alike.”

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CAA reviews Alien She

“Alien She contributes to this history by not only illuminating but furthering the Riot Grrrl struggle to achieve visibility and equality for people of all genders—in the art world and real world alike.”

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KCET on Alien She

“Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message. It also reflects how artists evolve after discovering their power in the midst of a large, international youth movement.”

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KCET on Alien She

“Alien She is a testament to the power of young people motivated to spreading a message. It also reflects how artists evolve after discovering their power in the midst of a large, international youth movement.”

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Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

“Alien She traces the lineage of the movement from its roots to its current incarnation as a platform for social justice in a world muddied by prejudice of all kinds.”

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Los Angeles Times feature on Alien She

“Alien She traces the lineage of the movement from its roots to its current incarnation as a platform for social justice in a world muddied by prejudice of all kinds.”

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The Wire review of Alien She

“Bold and anti-authoritarian in its approach, but complex and varied in its politics and aesthetics.”

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The Wire review of Alien She

“Bold and anti-authoritarian in its approach, but complex and varied in its politics and aesthetics.”

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Fast Company feature on Alien She

“We want to show how Riot Grrrl is really a social movement that has global reach and encompasses a lot of creative forms.”

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Fast Company feature on Alien She

“We want to show how Riot Grrrl is really a social movement that has global reach and encompasses a lot of creative forms.”

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SF Chronicle review of Alien She

“This complex exhibition, one of the best this year, explores the Riot Grrrl feminist movement…, some of the key artists it spawned and the technological arc of 20-plus years of radical artworks.”

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SF Chronicle review of Alien She

“This complex exhibition, one of the best this year, explores the Riot Grrrl feminist movement…, some of the key artists it spawned and the technological arc of 20-plus years of radical artworks.”

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KQED review of Alien She

“By emphasizing the impact of riot grrrl on artists creating radical and subversive work, Alien She does justice to the movement and honors its ethos.”

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KQED review of Alien She

“By emphasizing the impact of riot grrrl on artists creating radical and subversive work, Alien She does justice to the movement and honors its ethos.”

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ArtInfo interview on Alien She & Riot Grrrl

“We spoke… with co-curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss about examining the movement’s legacy, combing through the Riot Grrrl archive, and Miranda July’s app.”

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ArtInfo interview on Alien She & Riot Grrrl

“We spoke… with co-curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss about examining the movement’s legacy, combing through the Riot Grrrl archive, and Miranda July’s app.”

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Art Papers review of Alien She

“Through this broad focus on community, channeled and multiplied through a diversity of accessible communicative media, Alien She asserts that Riot Grrrl’s power is very much in the present.”

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Art Papers review of Alien She

“Through this broad focus on community, channeled and multiplied through a diversity of accessible communicative media, Alien She asserts that Riot Grrrl’s power is very much in the present.”

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VICE Magazine’s Noisey on Alien She

“Alien She curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss have exhaustively pulled together a comprehensive exploration into the feminist punk rock movement… The riot grrrl scene runs deep both in terms of the other art it inspired and the ethos and attitude it bred.”

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VICE Magazine’s Noisey on Alien She

“Alien She curators Astria Suparak and Ceci Moss have exhaustively pulled together a comprehensive exploration into the feminist punk rock movement… The riot grrrl scene runs deep both in terms of the other art it inspired and the ethos and attitude it bred.”

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Artforum Critics’ Pick of Alien She

“the exhibition never sinks into nostalgia—rather, its tone channels the unapologetically personal attitude of Riot Grrrl.”

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Artforum Critics’ Pick of Alien She

“the exhibition never sinks into nostalgia—rather, its tone channels the unapologetically personal attitude of Riot Grrrl.”

CityPaper Cover AlienShe 2013-11-27
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City Paper review of Alien She

“Alien She is superbly designed, comprehensive and approachable… [It] resounds riot grrrl’s, and feminism’s, hold on contemporary life.”

CityPaper Cover AlienShe 2013-11-27
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City Paper review of Alien She

“Alien She is superbly designed, comprehensive and approachable… [It] resounds riot grrrl’s, and feminism’s, hold on contemporary life.”

Boing Boing on Alien She
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Boing Boing feature on Alien She

The exhibit provides a view into the passion and diversity of the original Riot Grrrl movement, and highlights how these ideas have broadened and evolved in the work of contemporary artists.

Boing Boing on Alien She
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Boing Boing feature on Alien She

The exhibit provides a view into the passion and diversity of the original Riot Grrrl movement, and highlights how these ideas have broadened and evolved in the work of contemporary artists.

Pitt News
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Pitt News review of Alien She

“Alien She captures the irrepressible legacy of riot grrrl and avoids reverting to a nostalgic reflection on better days. Instead, it uses the movement as a platform from which a new generation can explore the feminist and queer issues”

Pitt News
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Pitt News review of Alien She

“Alien She captures the irrepressible legacy of riot grrrl and avoids reverting to a nostalgic reflection on better days. Instead, it uses the movement as a platform from which a new generation can explore the feminist and queer issues”

Huffington Post_Alien She
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Huffington Post feature on Alien She

“The collected artworks reflect on, challenge and continue feminist critiques of the ’90s, evoking the diversity of identities and senses of self-determination that have sprung forth in the years since.”

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Huffington Post feature on Alien She

“The collected artworks reflect on, challenge and continue feminist critiques of the ’90s, evoking the diversity of identities and senses of self-determination that have sprung forth in the years since.”

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Wall Street Journal selects Miller Gallery

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.

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Wall Street Journal selects Miller Gallery

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.

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Art Info announces ICI Curatorial Award Nominees including Suparak

“If you’re betting on who will make up the next set of influential international curators, this list could make you rich.”

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Art Info announces ICI Curatorial Award Nominees including Suparak

“If you’re betting on who will make up the next set of influential international curators, this list could make you rich.”

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Observer’s Gallerist announces Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominees including Suparak

“Independent Curators International has announced the nominees for its 2012 Independent Vision Curatorial Award, a prize given biennially that rewards emerging and mid-career curators who have shown, in a recently curated project or exhibition, according to a released statement, ‘exceptional creativity and prescience in their exhibition-making, research and related writing.'”

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Observer’s Gallerist announces Independent Vision Curatorial Award Nominees including Suparak

“Independent Curators International has announced the nominees for its 2012 Independent Vision Curatorial Award, a prize given biennially that rewards emerging and mid-career curators who have shown, in a recently curated project or exhibition, according to a released statement, ‘exceptional creativity and prescience in their exhibition-making, research and related writing.'”

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“Best of 2011: Culture Award” for Pittsburgh Biennial

“Best Super-Friends Imitation on the Art Scene: The Pittsburgh Biennial… The result was an ambitious and audacious survey of area artists”

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“Best of 2011: Culture Award” for Pittsburgh Biennial

“Best Super-Friends Imitation on the Art Scene: The Pittsburgh Biennial… The result was an ambitious and audacious survey of area artists”

Hyperallergic
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Hyperallergic review of 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial

“A visually and conceptually stunning exhibition that reinvigorates awareness of the problems that afflict the world today.”

Hyperallergic
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Hyperallergic review of 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial

“A visually and conceptually stunning exhibition that reinvigorates awareness of the problems that afflict the world today.”

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City Paper review of 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial

“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”

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City Paper review of 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial

“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”

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Post-Gazette review of 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial

“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.”

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Post-Gazette review of 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial

“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.”

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Associated Press article on NFL fans and Whatever It Takes

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

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Associated Press article on NFL fans and Whatever It Takes

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

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Art Papers reviews Whatever It Takes

“The gallery mediates a sort of creative sublimation of fandom, with its inimitable rawness and verve.”

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Art Papers reviews Whatever It Takes

“The gallery mediates a sort of creative sublimation of fandom, with its inimitable rawness and verve.”

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“Best Crossover Art Exhibit of 2010” for Whatever It Takes

“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.”

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“Best Crossover Art Exhibit of 2010” for Whatever It Takes

“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.”

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New York Times feature on Whatever It Takes

NY Times Sports’ #1 Most Emailed Article for two days. “An exhibit that explores the culture of Steelers Nation and the personal relationship between the team and its fans.”

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New York Times feature on Whatever It Takes

NY Times Sports’ #1 Most Emailed Article for two days. “An exhibit that explores the culture of Steelers Nation and the personal relationship between the team and its fans.”

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Newcity Review of Keep It Slick

“Most of all, the exhibition, titled Keep It Slick, is hands-on and human-sized enough to encourage all of us to be Yes Men, which may be the biggest lesson this show has to offer: we can be agents of positive social change, and Keep It Slick is a beginners manual.”

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Newcity Review of Keep It Slick

“Most of all, the exhibition, titled Keep It Slick, is hands-on and human-sized enough to encourage all of us to be Yes Men, which may be the biggest lesson this show has to offer: we can be agents of positive social change, and Keep It Slick is a beginners manual.”

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Tribune-Review front page story on Whatever It Takes

“It’s a shrine to Steeler mania and a testament to the fans’ intensely personal relationship with the team”

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Tribune-Review front page story on Whatever It Takes

“It’s a shrine to Steeler mania and a testament to the fans’ intensely personal relationship with the team”

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ABC Action News on Whatever It Takes

In the Top News segment for two news cycles. “Whatever It Takes features some of the most dedicated and unique aspects of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans, the Steeler Nation”

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ABC Action News on Whatever It Takes

In the Top News segment for two news cycles. “Whatever It Takes features some of the most dedicated and unique aspects of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans, the Steeler Nation”

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City Paper cover story on Whatever It Takes

“Art of the Steel: A New CMU Exhibit Celebrates Steelers Fandom”

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City Paper cover story on Whatever It Takes

“Art of the Steel: A New CMU Exhibit Celebrates Steelers Fandom”

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Texas Observer on Keep It Slick

“Keep It Slick features video of the group’s elaborate agitprop gags, manipulated newspaper headlines and fast-food logos, and interactive ‘conference rooms’ where visitors can read the script of a ‘real’ Yes Men hoax.”

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Texas Observer on Keep It Slick

“Keep It Slick features video of the group’s elaborate agitprop gags, manipulated newspaper headlines and fast-food logos, and interactive ‘conference rooms’ where visitors can read the script of a ‘real’ Yes Men hoax.”

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Artforum Critic’s Pick of Keep It Slick

“The Yes Men’s ability to seamlessly blend with and subvert corporate identities engages the public to envision a more just world of commercial and governmental responsibility… The logic behind ‘Keep It Slick’ runs contrary to most exhibitions. Instead of affirming the artists’ originality or craftsmanship, this show is intended to motivate ordinary citizens to themselves become Yes Men through DIY activism and infiltration.”

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Artforum Critic’s Pick of Keep It Slick

“The Yes Men’s ability to seamlessly blend with and subvert corporate identities engages the public to envision a more just world of commercial and governmental responsibility… The logic behind ‘Keep It Slick’ runs contrary to most exhibitions. Instead of affirming the artists’ originality or craftsmanship, this show is intended to motivate ordinary citizens to themselves become Yes Men through DIY activism and infiltration.”

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Houston Press on Keep It Slick

“The Yes Men’s canny mimicry of business culture is on display in their mock boardroom with running PowerPoint presentations, bad paneling, motivational posters and bottles of Bhopal water.”

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Houston Press on Keep It Slick

“The Yes Men’s canny mimicry of business culture is on display in their mock boardroom with running PowerPoint presentations, bad paneling, motivational posters and bottles of Bhopal water.”

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Art Papers reviews Keep It Slick

“A timely acknowledgment of the work of Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, two of the great social satirists of our time… The exhibition’s pointed installation hits it just right. Rather than mold The Yes Men’s activist artwork into a discreet, restrained presentation, Suparak gets into its spirit—both its serious underbelly and its consciously foppish exterior”

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Art Papers reviews Keep It Slick

“A timely acknowledgment of the work of Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, two of the great social satirists of our time… The exhibition’s pointed installation hits it just right. Rather than mold The Yes Men’s activist artwork into a discreet, restrained presentation, Suparak gets into its spirit—both its serious underbelly and its consciously foppish exterior”

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Post-Gazette on Suparak’s appointment at CMU gallery

“Her appointment and programming are also signals from CMU that it’s moving full throttle into a leadership role among university and alternative galleries.”

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Post-Gazette on Suparak’s appointment at CMU gallery

“Her appointment and programming are also signals from CMU that it’s moving full throttle into a leadership role among university and alternative galleries.”

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City Paper reviews Keep It Slick

“Curator Suparak has demonstrated a knack for exhibiting the work of those who require a hyphenated addendum to the word ‘artist.'”

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City Paper reviews Keep It Slick

“Curator Suparak has demonstrated a knack for exhibiting the work of those who require a hyphenated addendum to the word ‘artist.'”

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City Paper feature on Your Town, Inc.

“This and other revelations about the afterlives of closed big-box retailers are the subject of Your Town, Inc., a new exhibition of work by artist Julia Christensen”

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City Paper feature on Your Town, Inc.

“This and other revelations about the afterlives of closed big-box retailers are the subject of Your Town, Inc., a new exhibition of work by artist Julia Christensen”

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Rhizome interviews Suparak

“Your style of independent curating was noticeably different: your interest in emerging artists, non-traditional exhibition spaces and video and media art set you apart.”

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Rhizome interviews Suparak

“Your style of independent curating was noticeably different: your interest in emerging artists, non-traditional exhibition spaces and video and media art set you apart.”

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City Paper on Suparak’s appointment at CMU’s Miller Gallery

“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.”

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City Paper on Suparak’s appointment at CMU’s Miller Gallery

“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.”

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Other Exhibitions at Miller Gallery

Other exhibitions, events, residencies organized for Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery, 2008 – 2014.

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Other Exhibitions at Miller Gallery

Other exhibitions, events, residencies organized for Carnegie Mellon’s Miller Gallery, 2008 – 2014.

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C Magazine feature on Suparak’s curatorial practice

“What Suparak has done for me is to restore my sense that cool can work as a powerful rhetorical device… She uses her personal voice and her institutional power to give permission to speak to those who might not have believed they had it.”

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C Magazine feature on Suparak’s curatorial practice

“What Suparak has done for me is to restore my sense that cool can work as a powerful rhetorical device… She uses her personal voice and her institutional power to give permission to speak to those who might not have believed they had it.”

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Fanzine feature on Come On and controversy

“The fact is that Suparak did curate contextually strong exhibitions. This is why she had a following. This is why the Warehouse was widely hailed as a success… Suparak was exceedingly capable of creating a context for challenging and new work.”

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Fanzine feature on Come On and controversy

“The fact is that Suparak did curate contextually strong exhibitions. This is why she had a following. This is why the Warehouse was widely hailed as a success… Suparak was exceedingly capable of creating a context for challenging and new work.”