Category: Architecture & Design

Verbose Magazine
February 2024

Read Andras Szanto’s interview in Verbose Magazine where he discusses the depth and power required to fully transform and preserve cultural institutions. Read More call_made

Article Publications
The View from Up There: a Review of The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues by András Szántó
February 2024

Robert J Weisberg reviews Andras Szanto’s book: “A 2020 leader-focused book on the future of museums is more than meets the eye”. Read More call_made

Exhibition Museum Initiative Video & Audio
“A Model” at MUDAM Luxembourg.
January 2024

The audio recording of Renewing the Institution: How do Museums Remain Relevant?, moderated by András Szántó from the Art Basel in Miami Beach 2023 Conversations program will be presented at MUDAM Luxembourg within their forthcoming coming exhibition A Model. A Model interrogates the role of museums at the start of the twenty-first century. It affirms the need to think of the museum as an animated space, one that is open to the world and engaged in its contemporary debates. The audio recording will be presented within the Listening Station, a room of the exhibition dedicated to podcasts, conversations and other audio formats that are embracing the many questions regarding the place and role of museums today.  Read More call_made

Tipping point: how new immersive institutions are changing the art world
January 2024

In Chris Michaels’s latest article for The Art Newspaper, he delves into the phenomenon of digital art venues that are attracting massive audiences with radical new forms of immersive experiences. He taps into the minds of industry thought leaders, like strategy consultan Andras Szanto, to dissect whether these digital realms pose a threat or offer an exciting opportunity for traditional galleries and museums. Read More call_made

Article Philanthropic Initiative
The next urgent -ism: museums must change their ageist ways
January 2024

Museums in the US and beyond are neglecting members of a rapidly expanding demographic who also historically have been the sector’s biggest donors. Read Andras Szanto’s and Brian’s Kennedy Op Ed in the Arts Newspaper, inspired by their keynote presentation for the Vitality Arts Project for Art Museums 2023 Gathering in Minneapolis. Read More call_made

Art Award Corporate Art Initiative Event
Winners of SFER IK Award announced
December 2023

The winners for the “SFER IK Award 2023: Art in Nature”, for which András Szántó served as a juror, were announced in early December at a private event hosted by Superblue in Miami, during Art Basel week. First place went to Antoine Bertin, for his piece “The Bat Cloud”. Special recognition were granted to Mari Nagen and Leandro Lima for their work “Siren.” Second place was for Rana Haddad and Pascal Hachem for “Pulse”, and third place to Mika Revell with “Symphony of Circuit and Soil”. Read More call_made

Talks Video & Audio
Renewing the Institution: How Do Museums Remain Relevant?
November 2023

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). Read More call_made

Video & Audio
Out of the Picture
November 2023

Out of the Picture is a feature-length film about art critics living through a period of transformation for both art and media. Not only has the art world changed, Art’s place in the world has changed, too. All of this change makes the job of discerning what’s genuinely artful, what’s worthy of our collective attention—the pathfinding role of critics—as essential and challenging as it’s ever been. Many of the survey’s questions in the film replicat those of a seminal study done 15 years prior by the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, under the leadership of András Szántó, who was an adviser to our survey and the documentary film. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Event Talks
Pinacoteca Contemporânea
October 2023

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. Read More call_made

Publications Talks
Portuguese edition of “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues”
October 2023

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. Read More call_made

Event Talks
András Szánto at the International Book Biennial in Jaraguá Do Sol
October 2023

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”. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Article
Capturing the mindset of a generation of museum architects
October 2023

András Szántó spoke with Hungarian magazine Octogon about what kind of “hardware” the art institutions of the future will need. Read the full interview with the link.  Read More call_made