NPR News in Pittsburgh, PA ran a radio story and online article that surveys the new Carnegie Museum of Art exhibition Unsettling Matter, Gaining Ground, which features We Refuse to Die alongside other commissioned projects and installations by contemporary artists whose work contends with climate and environmental injustice, including Pittsburgh’s Tony Buba (Braddock, PA), Imani Jacqueline Brown (New Orleans, LA), and Cooking Sections (London, UK).
As a collection the artworks tell a story that connects the impacts of extraction, transport, and combustion with the impacts of a warming planet in places throughout the US, with particular emphasis on the region in which the museum is situated:
“From 1700s coal-mining on Mount Washington to 21st-century fracking, Western Pennsylvania has long been an epicenter of fossil-fuel extraction and processing. Now, on a rapidly warming planet, a new exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art reckons with what it’s like to live where coal, oil and gas are mined, drilled for, and transformed into energy and greenhouse gasses alike.”
The exhibition opened quietly on August 19th, with a formal launch and public programming planned for October 5-7, 2023.
Stay tuned for details, and read the full article here.