Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Postcommodity won prizes at the 2018 Carnegie International.
Installation view of works by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye in the 57th Carnegie International. Photo by Bryan Conley. Courtesy the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, and Corvi-Mora, London.
The 57th edition of the Carnegie International, one of the longest-running recurring art exhibitions in the world, opened this weekend in Pittsburgh with the announcement of two major awards: painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye received the Carnegie Prize, which comes with $10,000 and a Tiffany & Co.-designed medal; and the collective Postcommodity was awarded the Fine Prize, which also comes with a $10,000 prize. Yiadom-Boakye’s work for the Carnegie International consisted of an installation of her bewitching portraits, while Postcommodity installed on the floor of the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Hall of Sculpture an installation that addressed Pittsburgh’s industrial history.
The jury for the awards included Vera List Center for Art and Politics director Carin Kuoni, MoMA PS1 curator Ruba Katrib, and independent curator Magalí Arriola. The 2018 edition of the Carnegie International—which opened to the public on Saturday and welcomed nearly 6,000 visitors during its opening weekend—was curated by Ingrid Schaffner and remains on view through March 25, 2019. During the previous Carnegie International, in 2013, the Carnegie and Fine prizes were awarded to Nicole Eisenman and Zanele Muholi, respectively.
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Installation view of Postcommodity’s From Smoke and Tangled Waters We Carried Fire Home, 2018, in the 57th Carnegie International. Photo by Bryan Conley. Courtesy the artists.