February 14–May 18, 2015
Forum Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art
Antoine Catala: Distant Feel is the first solo US museum exhibition of the New York–based French artist. It presents a new body of work in sculpture, photography, and video that addresses the way that images provoke emotion, especially as they travel virtual and physical distances via the Internet. Catala’s work takes an interest in the myriad ways we express feelings, through the very technology that increasingly mediates our daily lives. Catala is developing a new approach to the sentiment of empathy, conceived in collaboration with the New York advertising agency Droga5. This new form of empathy is embodied in both a symbol and the catch phrase “distant feel,” both of which will be employed in the exhibition and online. Catala shares the campaign, with more information, at distantfeel.com.
Distant Feel is co-commissioned by the Hillman Photography Initiative, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Support for the Hillman Photography Initiative is provided by the William T. Hillman Foundation and the Henry L. Hillman Foundation. Major support is provided by Lisa Schiff. Production support is provided by Droga5.