Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

Image: A Billionaire Stole Your Job... (detail from Justseeds installation in 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial), J. Purcell

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Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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"The Miller Gallery at CMU is an amazing resource for the CMU community and the city of Pittsburgh thanks to its innovative programming and first-class exhibitions.

I'm very happy to count it as one of our collaborators, and I encourage people to make a point to visit."

- Eric Shiner
Director, The Andy Warhol Museum


- Miller Gallery Student Assistants gain hands-on experience within an established university art gallery. Now accepting applications. Find out more >>>

- Are you a female scientist? If so, read subRosa's letter, and your reply may be selected for exhibition.

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The MILLER GALLERY is CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY's contemporary art gallery. The Miller Gallery supports experimentation that expands the notions of art and culture, providing a forum for engaged conversations about creativity and innovation.
The gallery produces exhibitions, projects, events and publications, and is free and open to the public.

Since its founding in 2000 by Regina Gouger Miller, artist, educator, businesswoman, arts patron and alumna, the Miller Gallery has presented 87 exhibitions, 2394 artists + cultural producers, 168 events, in 6 cities.

Sept. 16 - Dec. 11, 2011
at Miller Gallery at CMU

Artists: Justseeds, Lize Mogel, Sarah Ross and Ryan Griffis, subRosa, Temporary Services, Transformazium

Setting a new precedent for city-wide collaboration among major art institutions, the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial is co-organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Biennial founders Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Each of the five partner institutions will present a distinct exhibition of work by artists connected to the Pittsburgh region, reflecting each organization's curatorial focus.

The Miller Gallery at CMU's presentation features artists who work collaboratively, with projects that 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. Organized by gallery director Astria Suparak, the exhibition unveils four new installations and two recent projects, and includes sculpture, printmaking, painting, video, publications and workshops. 

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Pittsburgh Biennial

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ept. 16
5pm: Exhibition Tour
with Curator + Artists

Meet on 1st floor of Miller Gallery at CMU.

6-8pm: Collective Reception
with light refreshments.

Exhibition and events are
free and open to the public

Sept. 15, Thurs.

At Carnegie Mellon University:

Margaret Morrison Hall #203, 2nd floor. At Margaret Morrison and Tech Streets, South of Forbes Ave. and next to CMU tennis courts.
Free + open to the public

4:30pm: Global Cities, Model Worlds Talk
by Sarah Ross,
Ryan Griffis and Lize Mogel
Events like the Olympic Games and World's Fairs are undoubtedly spectacles on a massive scale. World's Fairs construct cities within cities, giving visitors the opportunity to see the most up-to-date wonders of the world in one space. The Olympics broadcast the world's most accomplished athletes into hundreds of millions of homes. Each event leaves footprints visible from satellites and makes its mark on national budgets. This lecture will tell the story of common patterns and characteristics these mega-event share, creating similar effects on the people and places that host them. What do cities like Seoul, Atlanta, New Orleans, Shanghai and London have in common? How does the promise of media spectacle reckon with development on the ground?

5:30pm: Screening of Meishi Street
(Ou Ning & Cao Fei, 85 min.)
introduced by Griffis, Mogel, Ross
Meishi Street documents the demolition of Dazhalan, one of Beijing's oldest and most famous historic neighborhoods, located next to Tiananmen Square. The film traces conflicts caused by the imbalances between development and preservation, modernization and tradition, and governmental decrees and individual rights that resulted from Beijing's unprecedented urbanization process during the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games. Given video cameras by the filmmakers, several evictees shoot exclusive footage of the eviction process, adding vivid intimacy to their story.

Presented by the CMU School of Architecture in connection with the Pittsburgh Biennial at the Miller Gallery.

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At Carnegie Museum of Art:
CMA Theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., 1 block West of CMU.
$10 (includes museum admission + a drink ticket)

Culture Club: Screening of Debt Begins at Twenty
7:30pm: Discussion with filmmaker Stephanie Beroes

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Sept. 16, Fri.
6-8pm: Pittsburgh Biennial: Collective Reception preceded by Exhibition Tour with Curator + Artists at 5pm
@ Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Purnell Center for the Arts, 5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

Sept. 17, Sat.
3-5pm: Pittsburgh Biennial Reception
@ The Andy Warhol Museum, 117 Sandusky St., North Shore.
Museum admission starting at $8 for students/children

Oct. 2, Sun.

11am-1pm: Brunch Discussion
with the Biennial Curators
@ Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., Shadyside.

Oct. 16, Sun.
Deconstruction Site Tour + Workshop with Transformazium
Email to RSVP + for location in North Braddock.

Nov. 16, Wed.
From Waste to Reuse: Dialogue
+ Brick Cleaning Workshop

with Transformazium
@ Miller Gallery at CMU, 2nd floor.



Contributors: Andrea Grover, Régine Debatty, Claire Evans, Pablo Garcia, Thumb Projects

Will be available online + in the Miller Gallery Store

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