Thursday, January 31, 2008


The new issue of ARTFORUM (February 2008) includes a great article written by Raqs Media Collective naming the Mattress Factory as one of their favorite artist-centered institutions. Raqs' piece Time Book was part of INDIA: NEW INSTALLATIONS, Part II, which closed on January 20, 2008. An excerpt of their article appears below:


Cofounded in 1977, and still run, by Barbara Luderowski and Michael Olijnyk in a depressed Pittsburgh neighborhood, the Mattress Factory is part museum of contemporary art, part atelier for artists-in-residence. Its wonderfully hospitable and energetic production environment has strong connections to the city around it, so that artists' experiments and explorations are actively situated in a public context. A sparklingly intelligent museum that manages to remain human-scale.


Thanks, Raqs!

UPDATE (02.07.2008) - Read the whole article HERE

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