Alloy Pittsburgh

Alloy Pittsburgh was conceived in 2013 as a laboratory for artists to investigate the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark and respond through the creation of temporary site-based artworks.

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Spectre and Shade – Installation by Oreen Cohen.  Alloy Pittsburgh 2015

Reimagine Familiar Places

Alloy Pittsburgh was founded on a belief that participation, dialogue, and action are necessary to redefine the postindustrial landscape. Every two-to-three years, Alloy Pittsburgh returns to the Carrie Blast Furnaces in Swissvale, Pennsylvania with a new group of regional artists whose individual artworks combine to breathe new life into a site once dominated by the singular purpose of commercial iron production.  The program, which is produced and presented by Rivers of Steel, expands on Pittsburgh’s legacy of innovation by promoting new relationships among existing community initiatives and offering a forum where artists and the general public come together to reimagine the built environment. Through scholarly presentations, an onsite research laboratory, and additional public activities, Alloy Pittsburgh works specifically with local artists and communities throughout the duration of the five-month program.

September 28 – October 26, 2013

September 26 – October 31, 2015

August 25 – September 29, 2018

August 28 – September 26, 2021

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