Interview / Ingrid Schaffner

Ingrid Schaffner, born in Pittsburgh and previously chief curator of The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, has returned to take on the Carnegie International, CMOA’s – and Pittsburgh’s – signature and most exciting exhibition of contemporary art. Dating back to 1896, the exhibition is the second oldest survey of international contemporary art in the world. After three years of research that have taken Schaffner and her team around the world and back, her interpretation will open this fall and explore two guiding pursuits: Defining what the word “international” means today and what she calls “museum joy”. With a project this large, we were lucky to squeeze into Schaffner’s schedule to learn more about her curatorial practice (and what she makes for dinner). Read the full interview, here.

Published in Table Magazine‘s Spring 2018 issue. Photograph by Gregory Neiser.