Miller Gallery
at Carnegie Mellon University

Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.268.3618
miller-gallery@andrew.cmu.edu
www.cmu.edu/millergallery

Hours:
Tues.-Sun., 12-6pm
Admission: Free

Free parking in E. Campus Garage
on weekends + after 5pm Mon.
-Fri.


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GET INVOLVED


CONTESTATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIES
Take a workshop this Sat., Jan. 30. Limited seats! Register by emailing mmbm@andrew.cmu.edu

12-2pm: Make a Video Microscope from a Hacked Webcam
3-5pm: Basic Geographic Information Systems for Artists, Activists and Naturalists


KEEP IT SLICK:
THE YES MEN

Get the new Yes Men activity book: Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men
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EXPERIMENTAL GEOGRAPHY
Map out sites that are significant to you in Pittsburgh. Return to the Miller Gallery for inclusion in our exhibition and an upcoming publication.


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TOURING EXHIBITIONS



YOUR TOWN, INC.: Big Box Reuse with Julia Christensen
Curated by Astria Suparak, organized by
the Miller Gallery
@ Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Feb. 25 – March 19, 2010

 


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ABOUT US

THE MILLER GALLERY AT
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
supports the creation, understanding and growth of contemporary art through exhibitions, projects, lectures, events and publications. The gallery aspires to engage diverse audiences and to create and strengthen communities through art and ideas. The Miller Gallery was founded in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna of Carnegie Mellon's School of Art. A unit of the College of Fine Arts, the three-story, 9,000 square foot space is free and open to the public and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Images:
Limit-Telephotography (detail), T. Paglen; Contestational Cartographies Symposium brochure; Mappa Mundi, L. Mogel, 2008; Experimental Geography poster; Open_Sailing collage, C. Harada for the Open_Sailing_Crew, 2009; Your Town Inc.: Big Box Reuse with Julia Christensen poster



THIS WEEK

CONTESTATIONAL CARTOGRAPHIES SYMPOSIUM

Maps represent, maps reveal, maps entice, maps distort. They selectively omit, they unwittingly exaggerate, and they even make outright lies. Though maps strive to project authority and objectivity, they cannot help but embed the biases, blind-spots and idiosyncrasies of their human authors. As our lives are played out in increasingly networked realms, we have become carto-literate as never before; we read maps produced by governments and corporate interests, yes, but also collaboratively author maps online, inscribing new representations of ourselves and our priorities.

Contestational Cartographies
introduces the thoughts of leading “experimental geographers” who employ mapping techniques in new modes of critical practice and cultural research and, in so doing, help us “read between the lines” of the world around us.


Jan. 28, Thurs.

5-6:30pm: Blank Spots on a Map: Lecture
+ Book Signing
by Trevor Paglen, co-presented by the School of Art Lecture Series
@ McConomy Auditorium, University Center, CMU

8-10pm: Information Mapping: Dorkbot
with Chris Harrison + Susanne Slavick
Dinner
+ drinks available. @ Brillobox upstairs,
4104 Penn Ave at Main, Lawrenceville

Jan. 29, Fri.

12pm: Experimental Geography: Tour
with artists Lize Mogel + Trevor Paglen
@ Miller Gallery, Purnell Center for the Arts, CMU

1-2pm: Closing Reception: Experimental Geography exhibition, with refreshments @ Miller Gallery, CMU

5pm: The World as a World Map: Lecture
+ Book Signing
by Lize Mogel @ STUDIO for
Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts, CMU

6pm: Squatting the High Ground: Panel Discussion
with Pablo R. Garcia, Lize Mogel, Trevor Paglen, Rich Pell @ STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CFA, CMU

Jan. 30, Sat.

Workshops include snacks. Limited seats: Register by emailing mmbm@andrew.cmu.edu

12-2pm: Make a Video Microscope from a Hacked Webcam: Workshop with Rich Pell, in connection with the UCLA Outlaw Biology Symposium. $20 admission includes a webcam. @ STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

3-5pm: Basic Geographic Information Systems for Artists, Activists and Naturalists: Workshop
with
Jessica McPherson. Ages 14 and up. $15 admission. @ Baker Hall #140F, CMU

 

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kis catalogue

Contestational Cartographies is co-organized by the Miller Gallery and the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. Produced with support from the CMU School of Art Lecture Series, the Vice Provost for Education, Dorkbot Pittsburgh + the Brillobox.


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LAST CHANCE TO VIEW

EXPERIMENTAL GEOGRAPHY
Guest curated by Nato Thompson
Organized by iCI (Independent Curators International)

Artists: Francis Alÿs, AREA Chicago, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), e-Xplo, Ilana Halperin, kanarinka (Catherine D'lgnazio), Julia Meltzer and David Thorne, Lize Mogel, Multiplicity, Trevor Paglen, Raqs Media Collective, Ellen Rothenberg, Spurse, Deborah Stratman, Daniel Tucker, Alex Villar, Yin Xiuzhen

"The most exciting aspects of Experimental Geography inspire visitors to seek new ways of looking at their own surroundings, and to re-examine their place in the world. We live in a time when borders can disintegrate and reintegrate in changes both slight and tremendous, and in which mapping becomes less a means to an end than a launch-pad for new ideas. Through Experimental Geography, we can see some of the world's most important contemporary artists taking just such liberties."
- J. Hopper, "An international array of artists smartly explores and re-imagines the modern sense of place," Pittsburgh City Paper


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RECENT PRESS

MILLER GALLERY MAKES CRITICS' TOP LISTS OF 2009


"T
he Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University maintains its role as the meeting place of societal issues, art and intellect via exhibitions that combine the topical and stimulating, such as 29 Chains to the Moon: Artists' Schemes for a Fantastic Future and Experimental Geography, exploring academic vs. experiential mindsets."
- M. Thomas, "2009 turned international spotlight on Pittsburgh's art scene,"
The Post-Gazette

"Carnegie Mellon's Miller Gallery continued its recent trends with Experimental Geography, drawing again from the well of intersecting cultural studies and social practices. This time, guest curator Nato Thompson assembled a show featuring exemplary feats of data-visualization, conceptual land-art and urban anthropology, to name a few, and impressively managed to glean a strong collective resonance out of the multidisciplinary hodgepodge."
- C. Riegelnegg, "Critics Highlights of 2009," Pittsburgh City Paper



2010 TED FELLOWS includes these artists from 29 Chains to the Moon:

- Cesar Harada/OPEN_SAILING
- Mitchell Joachim/TERREFORM ONE

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