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Artist Talk, Allard van Hoorn

Allard van Hoorn will be giving an artist talk at Perlè, a restaurant in Market Square at 4:30 pm Saturday, March 19, 2016/  Perlè is located on the square at 25 Market Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Following the talk will be a performance in Market Square @ 6:30 p.m.


Mix N' Match is the new Market Square Public Art installation for 2016 by Dutch artist Allard van Hoorn. The artist is transforming Market Square into a giant interactive jukebox that visitors can operate. The artwork reaches out to users of Market Square, both near and far, to create a new experience of the public space. Van Hoorn collaborated with seven different community groups to record 8 musical tracks for this work. Join us as we learn about van Hoorn's impetus for this project and process in creating Mix N' Match.


Allard van Hoorn is a performance, sound, and installation artist who creates work that examines our relationship with urban landscapes and our systems of classification. He visually and acoustically translates the built environment and nature to call to question our preconceived notions and perceptions of the spaces we inhabit. 

He has been and will be shown at institutions including the biennales and triennials of Tbilisi (Art - 2015), Havana (Art - 2015), Istanbul (Art - 2015, 2013 | Parallel Events), Gwangju (Design - 2011), Shenzhen (Urbanism and Architecture - 2013), Fundazione Pistoletto, ISCP Open Studios November 2014, Art Rotterdam 2014 as Focused Artist, Blaffer art Museum - Houston, Rothko Chapel - Houston, Centro Centro - Madrid, MaCRO - Rosario, Rosenthal CAC - Cincinnati, de Appel arts centre - Amsterdam, Storefront for Art and Architecture - NYC, Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam, Pinakothek der Moderne - Munich, Gasworks - London, the MoCA - Shanghai, Van Abbemuseum - Eindhoven (NL), MAM - Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), Open/Invited EV+A - Limerick (Ireland), Botkyrka konsthall - Tumba (Sweden), The Moore Space - Miami, Museo de la Ciudad de México, the German Architectural Centre (DAZ) - Berlin, the Zendai MoMA - Shanghai and CCCB - Barcelona.

Platform for Urban Investigation
Van Hoorn is the founder of the Platform for Urban Investigation, the nomadic, cross-disciplinary research facility investigating local urban environments around the world working with architects, designers, choreographers, musicians and visual artists. The Platform for Urban Investigation collaborates with the Rijksakademie Amsterdam and its RAIN Networks and is project collaborator for Urban China Magazine.


Market Square Public Art program is an initiative of the City of Pittsburgh to engage the city's residents and visitors with public art.  The program is produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership with technical assistance from the Office of Public Art. 

Earlier Event: March 18
Mix-N-Match Opening