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terra0 & Sohrab Mohebbi
December 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Carnegie Museum of Art
About the speakers:
terra0 (founded 2016) is a group of developers, theorists, and artists exploring the creation of hybrid ecosystems in the technosphere. The group’s first work, the terra0 whitepaper (2016), based on research in areas of DLT technology, ecology, and economics, proposes technologically augmented ecosystems that are able to act as agents in their own right. terra0’s artistic practice in recent years has focused on conducting experiments that take up, evaluate, and critically reflect on inherent claims of the first white paper. terra0 has been exhibited at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia; Ars Electronica, Linz; Lyon Biennale; Drugo More, Rijeka; Furtherfield Gallery, London; Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; transmediale, Berlin; and Vienna Biennale, among others.
Sohrab Mohebbi is the Kathe and Jim Patrinos Curator of the 58th Carnegie International. He also serves as curator-at-large at SculptureCenter in New York, and in 2022, was appointed Director of SculptureCenter. Before joining that organization in 2018, he was associate curator at REDCAT in Los Angeles and curatorial fellow at the Queens Museum. He is an advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and has organized exhibitions and programs for the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA; SALT, Istanbul; and the Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg, South Africa. He received an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a BFA in photography from Tehran Art University.
Mohebbi has organized solo exhibitions by Banu Cennetoğlu, Fiona Connor, Tishan Hsu, Hassan Khan, John Knight, and Falke Pisano, among others. His group exhibitions include Searching the Sky for Rain (2019), It is obvious from the map (2017; co-curated by Thomas Keenan) and Hotel Theory (2015; with Ruth Estévez), which received The Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award in 2013. In 2012, he was the recipient of a grant from the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for his blog presencedocuments.
About the series:
Refractions is a series of in-person conversation-based readings, artist talks, and performances that position artists in the 58th Carnegie International in conversation with people across disciplines, practice, and geography. Designed to expand the context and experience of the exhibition, these live conversations will ignite the imagination with language, music, histories, cultural reflection, personal narratives, and more. Free, museum admission not required. Registration is encouraged, please register below.
Refractions: 58th Carnegie International Conversation Series is presented in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University School of Art.
Image credit: terra0, A tree; a corporation; a person. (DAO #01, Black gum tree, Pittsburgh PA), 2022–ongoing, black gum tree, plot of land at 915 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, 501c4 (Pittsburgh Lobby for Tree Personhood), smart contract, certificates of care (ERC-721), contractual relationship between Carnegie Museum of Art and Community College of Allegheny County, dimensions changing, Courtesy of the artists; photo: Tom Little