PITTSBURGH///INSTITUTIONALIZED///BARRY McGEE’S “LIFE ON MARS”…

June 5, 2008  |  art, Barry McGee, Graffiti, News, Street Art

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One of Barry McGee's loyal legion of tree people at work...

“Are we alone in the Universe? Do aliens exist? Or are we, ourselves, the strangers in our own worlds?” These are the questions asked by curator Douglas Fogle who has organized “LIFE ON MARS,” the 55th Carnegie International Exhibition at the CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART featuring visionary artists like David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mike Kelley, Cao Fei, and perennial Supertouch favorites BARRY McGEE and DOUG AITKEN, to name a few. While the show has been criticized by the art press for failing to look beyond some of the art world’s most recognized young (and old) talents for the unknown visionaries that biennial exhibitions like this are supposed to champion, it’s still a daunting show in culture-starved Pittsburgh, or any major metropolis, for that matter. Reflecting his graphic direction of the past few years, Barry McGee’s installation might be one of the last looks at this particular mode of thought before the artist switches gears for his next round of shows in 2009, while Doug Aitken’s “Migration” series of images projected onto various walls of the institution’s façade proves to be one of the most visually stunning (especially after dark) elements of the show. HAVE A LOOK:

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DOUG AITKEN:
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