Carnegie International Continues at CMOA; Mary Kay Riley Performs at Andy’s Wine Bar (Thurs., 1/10/19)

Postcommodity's 'From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home.' (photo: Bryan Conley)

Postcommodity’s ‘From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home.’ (photo: Bryan Conley)

1) It’s hard for such a big event to fly under the radar, but the opening-day buzz has died down so here’s a reminder: The Carnegie International is still up and running, right here in Pittsburgh. This periodic showing of contemporary art from around the world is world-famous. The International literally gives you a state-of- the-art view of new work by artists in every style and medium imaginable. Videos range from a wildly comical collection of short takes, by American Alex Da Corte, to a mystical meditation on death and memory by Han Kang of South Korea. Audience favorites include an awesome sculptural piece made of industrial scrap: “From Smoke and Tangled Waters, We Carried Fire Home,” by the Postcommodity collective. Also popular is the very quirky “Fruit and Other Things,” in which Pittsburgh artists Lenka Clayton and Jon Rubin stage a conceptual riff on the titles of over 10,000 artworks once rejected from the International. For more information, see our review—and for goodness sake, check out the art. This edition of the Carnegie International is the 57th; the show began in 1896. Through March 25 at Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland.

Notes for CP: Museum is CLOSED ON TUESDAYS. Other days 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. except Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

2) Andys Wine Bar in the lobby of the sleek, luxurious Fairmont Hotel hosts a jazz performance by Mary Kay Riley. 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. No cover. 510 Market St., Downtown.