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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>

SZABOLCS BOZÓ: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

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>

András Szántó at The Bass on the future of museum

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Join András Szántó for a conversation on “The Future of Museums” as The Bass continues to explore and develop the vision for the museum expansion plan following the award of $20.1 million dollars from the City of Miami Beach. The Bass plans to add versatile spaces for engagement and a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery, incorporating educational technology that enhances the visitor experience, as well as modern ways of presenting new media and video works which aligns with the cultural direction of Miami Beach. András Szántó helps museums, foundations, educational institutions and corporate brands worldwide develop and plan cultural strategy that promotes new practices and experimentation in the arts.</p>

Review of “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues with Architects” by Rhana Devenport, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Rhana Devenport, the Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, has written a review of Andras Szanto’s latest book titled “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues with Architects” for the organization’s magazine. In her review, Devenport asserts that Szanto’s new compilation is equally captivating compared to his previous book. The notable shift in focus from museum directors and the “software” of museums to conversations with architects engaged in the conception and construction of contemporary museums highlights the significance of the “hardware” aspect of art museums. You can read the article by subscribing to the magazine.</p>

Museums of Tomorrow Stanford Symposium

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>At the Museums of Tomorrow Roundtable, museum directors from multiple continents, leading artists, and experts participated in a Stanford symposium to discuss the role of technology in shaping power structures that define art and culture. The symposium was held on April 21 and focused on a crucial question: Can technology transform power systems within cultural institutions? The program was organized by the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University in conjunction with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and András Szántó LLC.</p>

Podcast Reading the Art World

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Listen to Megan Fox Kelly’s captivating podcast episode featuring András Szántó, author of “Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects.” Published by Hatje Cantz in January, the book provides a rare glimpse into the minds of 21 of the world’s most renowned architects as they share their thoughts on the future of museum design: “Across the board, whether you talk to a Chinese architect, or a Latin American architect, or a European architect, is this idea of opening up… Really turning the museum from this citadel or this temple on the hill, into something that is woven into the city and which embraces all of the community and all of the civic complexity that is at its front door.”</p>