Author Archives for Felicidad


Published by Leave your thoughts <p>  Event | Februrary 2022 Article | January 2022 Article | January 2022 Art Initiatives | December 2021 Open Call for Artists: Announcing the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards Responding to the urgency of accelerating climate change, Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation are launching the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards, organized in collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, and The Phillips Collection and with support from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Environmental Defense Fund. Selected via an online open call launching on January 10, 2022, three winning artists will each receive $15,000 and be honored at an event in Washington, D.C. in April 2022. Read the full press release here. Event | December 2021 Art Basel Conversation: Re-inventing the Institution? New Museum Leaders On December 1, András Szántó moderated a talk on the future of art museums with new leaders in the field as part of Art Basel in Miami Beach’s annual Conversations series. Speakers included Johanna Burton, Director of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; […]</p>

Perrotin Store Opens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>The latest initiative of MGM Resorts Art and Culture has just opened at the Bellagio in Las Vegas: a new store by Perrotin gallery adjacent to the resort’s Gallery of Fine Art. The store features prints, editions, publications and artist-designed objects, including exciting items from Toilet Paper Magazine, an enterprise of the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, and Takashi Murakami. As the Art Newspaper writes, “The MGM’s collaboration with Perrotin marks an example of some of the organisation’s strides to bring contemporary art to Vegas tourists, and organisers believe there is value in structuring the experience in the form of a gift shop. The high foot-traffic area arguably has the potential to engage visitors who did not travel to Vegas for its art offerings, offering the promise of a cultural memento to take home from the trip.”</p>

One Foundation Is Giving Top U.S. Museums Millions of Dollars to Address a Critical Blind Spot: Programming for Older Adults

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Artnet News has published an article on the Vitality Arts Project for Art Museums, an initiative by the E.A. Michelson Philanthropy and coordinated by ASLCC, which “gives more than $2 million over 18 months to nine major museums in an effort to support “creative aging” programs for visitors 55 and above.”</p>

Art Basel Conversation: Going Neutral? Institutions and Climate Change

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>What choices are available to museums wishing to address the urgency of climate change while also needing to consider their financial resilience in 2022 and beyond? On June 16, in a conversation moderated by András Szántó, the directors of the Mori Art Museum, the Climate Museum, and M+ will reflect on current and planned actions in the museum sector that involve investing in a greener and fairer future.</p>

The Brooklyn Museum Unveils Refreshed Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>This summer, the Brooklyn Museum unveiled the newly revamped Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden, designed by architecture and design studio Elizabeth Roberts Architects. Conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the guidance of ASLLC, the renovation of the Museum’s rear Sculpture Garden creates a vibrant outdoor public venue to be enlivened by community and cultural programming. Summer activations will include pop-up poetry readings, live music sets, happy hours, art-making classes, jazz concerts, and more.</p>

Untapped Opportunity: Older Americans & the Arts

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>“The corrosive ageism that permeates our culture leads us to see older people as “other,” but it turns out that older and younger adults want the same things from life: we all have a deep desire to have fun, to connect meaningfully with others, to create and to learn.” A milestone in the work between E. Michelson Philathropies and ASLLC, this special report is a collaboration between LaPlaca Cohen and Slover Linett Audience Research, which sheds light on older generations’ distinct preferences and behaviors to provide relevant insights for cultural engagement. Read the report here.</p>

Art and Activism

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Articulate has published an article based on an online talk on the topic of Protests against Discriminatory Oppression given by András Szántó for the Kolkata Centre for Creativity on 7th March, 2021. The talk was part of the Kolkata Centre for Creativity’s third-annual conference titled ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,‘ The Freezing Moment.</p>

The Culture Lead Now Live

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>This May, Culture Lead, a project on which ASLLC provided guidance, launched with the aim to help make action against Climate Change the social norm across all cultural institutions. The vision of Culture Lead is a net zero world where culture has created impact, both in zeroing institutional emissions, and in inspiring other institutions and visitors to make the same choice.</p>

Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards Winners Announced

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Presented by Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in collaboration with the Hirshhorn Museum, National Gallery of Art, Phillips Collection, and Environmental Defense Fund, the Climate Art Awards will be presented to Maurício Chades (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Douglas Tolman (University of Utah), and Alexa Velez (Washington University in St. Louis) on April 2 in Washington, D.C.</p>

Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge Winners Announced

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Working across the fields of art, fashion and design, Shanghai-based Bi Rongrong, Marrakech-based Ghizlane Sahli and London-based Scarlett Yang have been selected as winners of the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge. Each designer has been invited to use textile to create a unique work inspired by the ethos of Rolls-Royce, as symbolized by the Spirit of Ecstasy figurine.</p>

A Companion to Arthur C. Danto

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>This new book paints a detailed portrait of one the most significant figures in twentieth-century philosophy and art criticism, offering unparalleled coverage of all aspects of Danto’s writings, artworks, and thought. Edited by two long-time colleagues of Danto, this interdisciplinary resource presents more than 40 original essays from both prominent Danto scholars and leading practitioners from various sub-fields of philosophy, including an essay by his former student, András Szántó.</p>

András Szántó on Reading the Art World Podcast

Published by Leave your thoughts <p>Reading the Art World is a live interview and podcast series with leading art world authors hosted by art advisor Megan Fox Kelly. The conversations explore timely subjects in the world of art, design, architecture, artists and the art market, and are an opportunity to engage further with the minds behind these insightful new publications. In this episode, András Szanto speaks with Megan about how museum leaders today are changing the museums of the future.</p>