We welcome you to join us for the opening of Pop-Aganda: Revolution & Iconography, an exhibition of new site-specific works in the Museum’s Main Building! Pop-Aganda is the fourth iteration of director, founder and curator Tavia La Follette’s ongoing Sites of Passage series – a global interchange for the migration of ideas across political and cultural borders.
To learn more about Pop-Aganda and the unique evolution of this exhibition over the last three years, please visit here.
Proof of COVID vaccination (over the age of 12) or negative test within 48 hours with ID will be required upon entry.
This is a free event that will feature walk-throughs of the new installations, opportunities to meet artists and the curator, and more! Additionally, the opening will feature unique elements developed by curator Tavia La Follette and Mattress Factory staff to demonstrate support for Ukraine.
Food will be available for purchase from the Pittsburgh Crepe Truck.
Please register in advance and check in at the parking lot at 505 Jacksonia Street.
POP-AGANDA ARTISTS (click here to see full descriptions)
“UNTITLED”: Name and biography redacted, at artist’s request, for safety of themself and family.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
DR. TAVIA LA FOLLETTE is a director, curator, designer, puppeteer and performer. As founder/director of ArtUp, she runs Sites of Passage, global interchanges for the migration of ideas across political/cultural borders, via the non-profit. Previous exchanges include: Egypt and the US (revolving around the Egyptian Revolution and the Occupy Movement); Israel, Palestine and the US (revolving around Borders, Walls and Citizenship); and South Africa and the US (revolving around Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs: legal vs economically driven apartheid).
Special thanks to the following for making this project possible:
The Pittsburgh Foundation (AW Mellon)
The Heinz Endowments (Small Arts)
The Opportunity Fund
CEC Artslink and the Back Apartment Curatorial Residency
The Mattress Factory has received a grant for $25,000 from the National Endowments for the Arts “Grants for the Arts Projects” program to support the presenting of Pop-Aganda: Revolution & Iconography