The Associate Curator of the 58th Carnegie International Is it morning for you yet?  talks about the show and the opening weekend of events, his art beginnings and much more in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.  The events include:
Malcolm Peacock, The insistent desire for and impossibility of being Saturday, September 24 10 a.m.–8 p.m. First of four presentations Carnegie Museum of Art Artist Malcolm Peacock brings together a diverse group of Black Pittsburghers for a work of performance art experienced by one visitor at a time. The presentation asks whether art museums can offer the conditions to cultivate a means of holding space inside a future in which Black autonomy is uncontested, and throughout the exhibition, will take place on days that mark significant events in Black American history. Free with museum admission. Registration required but not guaranteed. Registration is only available to participants 18 and older. Visitors can register at the admission desks beginning at 10 a.m. 
Ali Eyal, Performance Activation of Where Does a Thought Go When It’s Forgotten? And., Saturday, September 24 4:30–5:00 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Art, Heinz Gallery B Artist Ali Eyal activates and expands on an installation of drawing and painting that explores the contemporary history of Iraq through personal reflection and depictions of the flora and fauna from the land once inhabited by his family. For this in-gallery performance, a protagonist remembers the scent of a beautiful white flower, which has triggered nausea, thirst, fever, and memory loss. Free with museum admission.
 Christian Nyampeta, Search Sweet Country—A Concert Saturday, September 24 5–6 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Art, Sculpture Court A lyrical performance of songs of love, loss, and overcoming “what we keep after everything has been washed away—through catastrophes such as floods and hurricanes, and human-made disasters” (Ntone Edjabe). Assembled and composed over the last decade, this performance offers a brief reprieve from these times in the company of artists, musicians, theorists, and other figures whose ideas and lyrics Christian Nyampeta has drawn from, covered, or evoked. Free with museum admission.
 Members’ Reception Saturday, September 24 6–9 p.m. Carnegie Museum of Art If you are a Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh member, please join us for a reception to celebrate the 58th Carnegie International. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the exhibition, refreshments, and more. To learn more about membership, visit