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Renewing the Institution: How Do Museums Remain Relevant?

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Many significant US art museums have just completed or are completing redesigns and extensions. These institutions are not only adding more welcoming facilities, they are also adapting to new times. From integrating new technologies to finding new ways of working and engaging audiences, museums are seeking to reassert their relevance today. Here, three leaders reveal how they are resetting their institutions. As part of Art Basel Conversations, András Szántó will lead a discussion featuring Silvia Karman Cubiñá (Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Bass, Miami Beach), Jillian Jones (Deputy Director, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo), and Tonya M. Matthews (President and CEO, International African American Museum, Charleston).</p>

Pinacoteca Contemporânea

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>On Saturday October 28, join András Szántó, author of the book “The future of museums” and Paula Zasnicoff, from Arquitetos Associados, for a conversation on new perspectives for art institutions, moderated by architect Isabel Xavier, at the the recently opened Pina Contemporânea building in Sao Paulo.</p>

Portuguese edition of “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues”

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>This Thursday October 26, at 7 p.m., at Inclusartiz, in Rio de Janeiro, the launch of the Portuguese edition of “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues” will take place, with a conversation between the author and guests about possible ways to build an empathetic, aggregating and relevant museum for contemporary audiences. The conversation will be with the author András Szántó, the artistic director of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Pablo Lafuente, and the coordinator of Inclusartiz’s educational program, Fernando Porto. Mediation by Inclusartiz’s chief curator, Victor Gorgulho.</p>

András Szánto at the International Book Biennial in Jaraguá Do Sol

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>What is the role of museums today? In a world of deepening inequality, amid political and environmental crises, how can we combine new approaches to curation, audience engagement, technology, inclusion and learning to expand the role of art and culture in society? András Szántó will discuss the future of the museums at the International Book Biennial in Jaraguá Do Sol, Brazil. After the talk, there will be a book signing for “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues”.</p>

Icon Magazine

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>“Traditional museum buildings are imposing, often built in a sepulchral neoclassicist style that hulks over people below while insisting on a particular Western-centric idea of art and history. There have been some changes since – many a side effect of the commercialisation of museums as competing tourist attractions with an eye on audience numbers – but the old model remains robust even as architects and museum directors have tried to create museums that reflect changing times”, writes Joe Lloyd in his review of “Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects” by András Szántó.</p>

Jeffrey Gibson, co-presented by SITE Santa Fe, to represent the United States at La Biennale di Venezia

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, in cooperation with the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Jeffrey Gibson, will represent the United States at La Biennale di Venezia, the 60th International Art Exhibition. We assisted both Jeffrey Gibson Studio and SITE Santa Fe in past planning work, and congratulate them on this landmark endeavor.</p>

Art Basel Conversation: The Architecture of the Future Museum

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>As museums seek to become more open, community-centered, experiential, digital, and connected to nature, architects can help realize their ambitions. Moderated by András Szánto, this conversation explores how architecture can lead the way in advancing and enhancing the museum. With Lina Ghotmeh(Founder, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture, Paris), Klaus Biesenbach (Director, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin), Kulapat Yantrasast (Founder and Creative Director of WHY, Los Angeles) and Jacques Herzog (co-Founder, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel).</p>

Museums May Not Lead Technological Innovation, But Here’s the Vital Role They Play in an A.I.-Powered Age

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Two months after the inaugural edition of the Museums of Tomorrow Roundtable, FAMSF director Thomas P. Campbell and cultural advisor András Szántó reflect on what of A.I. means for arts institutions. Will the latest advances bring about a growth spurt for arts institutions, injecting new forms of creativity and arming them with powerful tools to pursue scholarship and visitor engagement? Or will A.I., along with all the widely catalogued distractions of our digitally-saturated world, trigger museums’ slow fade into oblivion, eroding their cultural authority while tomorrow’s artists and audiences gravitate elsewhere? Read the full Artnet op-ed.</p>


Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Andras Szanto, together with art critic and journalist Christian Viveros-Fauné, recently collaborated on the book “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” by Hungarian artist Szabolcs Bozó, edited by Katharine Kostyál. Bozó is a major figure in the contemporary art world, renowned for his stunning, large-scale paintings that explore themes of the natural world, human nature, and spirituality. This beautifully illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at Bozó’s life and work, offering readers a glimpse into the mind of a true visionary artist.</p>