Event Talks
“Promise of Digital” at First Hong Kong International Cultural Summit
March 2024

András Szántó moderated a discussion at M+ museum in Hong Kong on March 25, 2024, exploring responses to rapidly advancing digital technologies in the arts. The session surveyed how artists and art institutions are engaging with new digital tools. The speakers included the Los Angeles-based AI artist Refik Anadol; Thomas P. Campbell, Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Maholo Uchida, curator at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo; and Centre Pompidou digital curator Marcella Lista.

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András Szántó at M+ “Connecting Culture, Bridging Times” Summit
March 2024

On March 24-26, András Szántó will be one of the speakers at a Cultural Summit organized by M+. The event will be one of the largest international cultural conferences ever staged in Hong Kong, bringing together more than 1,000 global arts and cultural visionaries. Over 20 eminent speakers from 12 countries and regions will exchange views on topical issues related to the future development of cultural districts and museums. Read More call_made

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András Szántó at the UC San Diego
March 2024

New kinds of art museums are emerging around the world, UC San Diego’s new Strauss Family Meta Gallery among them. Join András Szántó on March 19 at the UC San Diego Faculty Club to learn about how visual-arts institutions are working to assert their relevance in the 21st century through new approaches to exhibitions, advancing a new generation of technologically-based artists, and shaping public discussions on the urgent issues of our time. Read More call_made

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András Szántó at the Night of Ideas Jersey City
February 2024

András Szántó will participate on Friday March 1 in Night of Ideas Jersey City, a festival of debates, workshops and performances on the theme of urban life and growth. The session, titled Toward a New Museum Architecture, will be moderated by Centre Pompidou curator Anna Hiddleston and feature Jason Long, of OMA, sharing details of the planned new Centre Pompidou x Jersey City. Read More call_made

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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

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

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András Szántó 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 Event Talks
Architect Elizabeth Roberts in conversation with András Szántó
July 2023

On Saturday, July 15th, from 5:30-7 PM at Marquee Projects in Bellport, Long Island, author András Szántó will be joined by architect Elizabeth Roberts for a conversation about architecture and museums, inspired by “Imagining the Future Museum: 24 Dialogues with Architects”, Szántó’s latest book.

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Art Basel Conversation: The Architecture of the Future Museum
June 2023

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). Read More call_made

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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

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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