Live Archive is a collaborative project/exhibition between nineteen graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University and School of the Art Institute Chicago. This project is the first of its kind that will create connections between artists working in both Pittsburgh and Chicago and will be showing collaborative and individual projects in both cities. The practices of the eighteen artists involved range from art and technology, performance, glass, and kinetic to social practices, installation, and bio art. This project encourages those involved to create long term connections with artists, galleries and event organizers throughout the the region. This initiative is helping to bridge the gap between universities and outside communities to generate a conversation about the mergence of art and technology, as well as the potentials to infiltrate and encourage a broader discourse in the larger community.
Mutual Interest between students Shared focus on Interdisciplinary Shared focus on the contextual Shared focus on theoretical
Collaboration Networking Community relations between Pittsburgh and Chicago. Generate conversation between MFA programs that is lacking in the academic system. Facilitate a segway out of the school system. More than just shows, opening up a discourse on art between our schools and the greater community.
CMU/SAIC is taking over the massive 30,000 sq. ft. Crucible Building in the Pittsburgh Strip District for our exhibition April 12th 6-midnight!
In January 2013, we held a one week intensive think tank session in Cleveland, OH. During this event, we met, discussed, and generated ideas for future projects and upcoming exhibitions. We also presented artist talks at Sculpture Center with special guest Reto Thuring, curator from the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.