March 21, 2007

Mattress Factory & Acusis Bring Ten Artists from India to Pittsburgh



March 21, 2007 (PITTSBURGH)... The Mattress Factory and Acusis are proud to announce a partnership to bring ten artists from India to Pittsburgh for an exhibition in the museum's galleries.

This exhibition, India: New Installations, will be presented in two parts:

April 15, 2007 – November 25, 2007 and
September 9, 2007 - January 20, 2008.

“Right now, Indian contemporary art is making a huge impact on the world art scene. At the same time, India, as a country, is going through a transformation. More and more, India is having a great influence on world economics and politics. It is an interesting time to invite these artists to come to the States and provide a window into one of the oldest cultures in the world as it goes through a rebirth on a global scale.”
- Michael Olijnyk, Curator of Exhibitions

The artists participating in the exhibition include:

Part I: April 15, 2007 – November 25, 2007
Mansi Bhatt—Mumbai
Krishnaraj Chonat—Bangalore
Navin Thomas—Bangalore
Sudarshan Shetty—Mumbai

Part II: September 9, 2007 – January 20, 2008
Anita Dube—New Delhi
Subodh Gupta—Gurgaon
Raqs Media Collective—New Delhi
Hema Upadhyay—Mumbai

"We are honored to have Acusis support this exhibition. Both the Mattress Factory and Acusis are very 'global-thinking' organizations, with a current interest in what is happening in India, so this partnership was a natural fit. In addition, both of our organizations understand the importance of an awareness and understanding of cultures around the world, and work to make connections between our community and communities abroad."
- Barbara Luderowksi, Executive/Artistic Director, Mattress Factory

”Acusis is pleased to partner with the Mattress Factory to bring contemporary Indian artists to Pittsburgh. We believe it is our civic responsibility to take a leadership role in expanding the global cultural knowledge available to everyone in our region. We look forward to being a community catalyst for sharing of the India: New Installations gallery experience.”
– David Iwinski, Jr., President and CEO, Acusis

The Mattress Factory & Acusis will host a preview celebration at the Mattress Factory on April 14, 2007 from 6-9 PM. Tickets to the event are $10/$5 students (available at the door) and free to Mattress Factory Members. For more information on India: New Installations, contact the Mattress Factory at 412-231-3169, or visit us on the web at


About the Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into - room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Located on Pittsburgh’s North Side since 1977, the Mattress Factory is hailed as the best facility for installation art in the United States. Kids under 6 are always free, and Thursdays are half off to adults. For more information about the Mattress Factory please contact the museum at 412/231-3169 or visit

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