May 2023

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. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Event Museum Initiative Talks
András Szántó at The Bass on the future of museum
May 2023

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. Read More call_made

Event Talks Video & Audio
Museums of Tomorrow Stanford Symposium
April 2023

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. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Video & Audio
Podcast Reading the Art World
April 2023

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.” Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Article Publications
‘Imagining the Future Museum’ at Burlington Magazine
April 2023

A review of András Szántó’s latest book, ‘Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects,’ was published in the printed version of Burlington Magazine by Charles Saumarez Smith. According to Saumarez Smith, “the book traces a clear trajectory away from the big, bold, dominant structures of so many museums designed at the turn of the millennium, exemplified by Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, which hypnotised urban planners at least as much as its visitors, towards structures that are vastly less assertive, provoking ideas instead of conveying information and allowing the visitor to wander freely.”

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Book Talk at Behavior is a function of person in their environment, Malibu
March 2023

Marking the publication of Imagining the Future Museum, this event took take place March 25, 2023 at Bridgitte D’Annibale’s recently unveiled site-specific installation, B=f(P,E), Point Doom, Malibu, CA, featuring a conversation with Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Director & CEO, Lucas Museum of Art, Los Angeles), Liam Young (SCI-arc professor of digital space design), and András Szántó, moderated by Emmanuel Olunkwa (editor, Pin-Up, co-founder November Magazine).  Read More call_made

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How Will Technology Shape the Museum of Tomorrow? 20 Museum Directors Will Convene in the Bay Area to Explore Digital Horizons
March 2023

In partnership with András Szántó LLC, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) will host the Museum of Tomorrow Roundtable, a forum to contemplate what the digital frontier means for the museum of today and tomorrow. Read Artnet’s article to learn more about the program. Read More call_made

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‘Busting the myth of American climate indifference’ at the Climate Museum
March 2023

 Author and strategic consultant András Szántó talked with artist David Opdyke in the context of his exhibition ‘Busting the myth of American climate indifference’ at the Climate Museum. At the exhibition includes Opdyke’s remarkable climate mural, which invites visitors to think about their own climate agency—their own ability to take meaningful action on climate— and guides them to a wall about climate opinion in the US with recent findings that are surprising, empowering, and actionable. Read More call_made

Event Exhibition Talks
Artist Talk: David Opdyke with András Szántó
February 2023

The premiere of David Opdyke’s epic postcard mural Someday, all this has drawn thousands of visitors to the Climate Museum Pop-Up over the last five months. On Thursday, March 16, 7pm, David Opdyke will discuss his remarkable work with the renowned essayist and cultural strategy advisor András Szántó. Szántó is the author of The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues (2020) and its just-published companion volume Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects (2022). In addition to advising museums, foundations, educational institutions, and corporations worldwide on cultural strategy and program development, Szántó has written widely for publications including The New York Times, Artforum, Artnet News, and The Art Newspaper. The dialogue will be followed by ample time for audience Q&A, and refreshments will be served. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Article
András Szántó Invites Us to Imagine the Future Museum in Conversation with 21 Architects
February 2023

András Szántó spoke with Whitewall Magazine about his new book Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with architects. Considering the content, mission, and inner workings of the museum to be its “software,” the book proposes that with the changes being made to the physicality of the museum, its “hardware”—the space in which the software exists—must also be due for an update. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Article Talks
Aspen Art Museum presents talk on future of museums
February 2023

What is the future of museums in our global society? That is the question András Szántó and Hans Ulrich Obrist will discuss on the rooftop of the Aspen Art Museum at 4 p.m. on Sunday. They will reflect on how today’s generation of architects is working to re-invent the art museum. Szántó’s book, “Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects,” is a follow up to his 2021 book, “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues,” in which he interviewed 28 of the world’s leading museum directors about the potential of art museums as “spaces for change and democracy.”   Read More call_made

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Architecture Conversation: Hans Ulrich Obrist & András Szántó
February 2023

Art museums are changing rapidly in response to accelerated cultural, political, and technological shifts in our society. A new kind of museum is emerging—more open, democratic, and accessible. This demands a new approach to museum architecture as well. Join the Aspen Art Museum on February 19 for a conversation with Serpentine Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist and New York–based author and cultural strategy consultant András Szántó, whose latest book Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, surveys the emerging architectural landscape through dialogues with leading figures in the field. Read More call_made