Curated by Tereneh Idia
Looking towards the hope of the new year and a better future, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust celebrates Black artists, through 202021: a new constellation public art installation throughout the Cultural District. This exhibit, curated by Tereneh Idia, features 12 artists whose work can be found in nine locations by referencing the interactive map above.
About the Project
Many believe that constellations are created by the stars, planets, and other objects of light in the cosmos. However, some Indigenous communities of the Americas, like the Incan Empire, found constellations in the dark spaces between the light.
202021: a new constellation is a body of work by 12 Pittsburgh-based artists. The art, the space between and the act of you moving to view the art, creates a new celestial body; a ground constellation; a space for celebration of Black creativity and people.
You will see images of women moving through the city acting as tour guides, images of celebration in a crowd or with a couple. 202021: a new constellation is an exploration of a new way to tell time, textiles of comfort and culture - joyous, defiant, happy, and contemplative images of Black women.
Enjoy this new constellation being formed at the end of 2020 and into 2021 - a space we create in Pittsburgh in celebration of Blackness and Black Pittsburgh.