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Marvin Touré
,
the blood is the water.
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Catalina Schliebener Muñoz
,
Deep, Deep Woods
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Isla Hansen
,
How to Get to Make Believe
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Andrea Peña
,
States of Transmutation
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Asim Waqif
,
Assume the Risk
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Our Mission

The Mattress Factory is an artist-centered museum, international residency program and renowned producer and presenter of installation art. We say “yes” to artists, offering time and space to dream and realize projects in our hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. We invite audiences from around the world and around the corner to step inside, immerse and connect with the artistic process.

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Mattress Factory is proud to participate in RAD Summer Staycation!

Through the RAD Staycation program, Mattress Factory will offer hundreds of free admissions this summer. All you need is an Allegheny County library card and a reservation to take advantage. 

The Allegheny Regional Asset District – RAD –unveiled a new RAD Summer Staycation program that will provide Allegheny County library card holders access to RAD-funded attractions that typically charge for daily admission. RAD Summer Staycation will also highlight additional free summertime events taking place at RAD assets. 

Ticket offers from Mattress Factory will begin to appear on RADPass.org starting May 1 for admission days that start May 15. During the run of RAD Summer Staycation through the end of August, Mattress Factory will provide hundreds of free tickets. 

Free “family four-packs” of tickets through the RAD Summer Staycation will be replenished with new dates throughout the summer. They can be booked and redeemed by following a four-step process at RADPass.org: 

  1. Log in with your Allegheny County library card number and PIN. 
  2. Browse for passes by date or by venue. 
  3. Reserve your pass. 
  4. Print your RAD Pass or download it to your mobile device. 

When offers begin to appear at RADPass.org on May 1, guests are encouraged to be courteous to other RAD Pass users: only book a reservation that you plan to use on the selected date. If you find you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation to open up spots for others. 

In addition to reservable free tickets at these attractions, the RAD Summer Staycation will serve as a “one-stop shop” for people to explore free experiences at regional assets throughout the summer. RADworkshere.org will feature a calendar of fun opportunities ranging from free concerts and movies at regional parks to summertime festivals and events throughout Allegheny County. 

"RANDOMNESS IS THE TREASURE." - WILLIAM ANASTASI 

We celebrate Mattress Factory alumni William Anastasi who passed away this week at 90.

Anastasi created seven site-specific works at Mattress Factory. Two of these works remain On View at Mattress Factory since the 90's. 

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

William Anastasi is one of the founders of both Conceptual and Minimal Art - relevant works were made before the movements were named. These works, starting in 1961, include Relief and Microphone, among the earliest examples of Conceptual Art.

Between 1963 and 1966, we have Sink - a clear demonstration of entropy - and Issue and Trespass - important forerunners to an entire class of works involving deconstruction. Sink (which combines his Conceptual and Minimal approaches) and En Route, are among the earliest forays into Minimal Art.

Holding that after Duchamp there was no earthly reason why a blind man could not be an artist, his unsighted drawings were also started in 1963. His 1966/67 Six Sites broke the ground for an entire genre of exhibitions under the rubric Site Specific.

Underlying his practice is his sense that the only thing that interests him about taste is that it is always changing.

 

WILLIAM ANASTASI'S WORKS AT MATTRESS FACTORY

 

UNTITLED (CALISTHENIC SERIES) - ON VIEW SINCE 1997

 

TRESPASS - ON VIEW SINCE 1991

 

APRIL 15, 1989, 32 MINUTES, 4B - 1989

 

JANUARY 13, 1989, 10 MINUTES, 6B - 1989

 

ONE GALLON HIGH GLOSS INDUSTRIAL ENAMEL, POURED ON AN INCISION - 1989

 

ONE GALLON HIGH GLOSS INDUSTRIAL ENAMEL, THROWN - 1989

 

Articles on Anastasi's Passing

 

ARTnews - William Anastasia, Conceptualist Who Drew A Cult Following, Dies at 90

Artsy -William Anastasi, a prominent Conceptual artist, has died at 90.

 

 

 

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