“A Model” at MUDAM Luxembourg.
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
Renewing the Institution: How Do Museums Remain Relevant?
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
Out of the Picture
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
Art Basel Conversation: The Architecture of the Future Museum
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
Museums of Tomorrow Stanford Symposium
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
Podcast Reading the Art World
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
Elizabeth Roberts Architects: Brooklyn Museum Sculpture Garden
Designed by architecture and design studio Elizabeth Roberts Architects, and conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the guidance of ASLLC, the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden is the latest addition to the Brooklyn Museum. Read More call_made
How Does Art Get Funded? New Forms of Philanthropy
In the wake of the Covid pandemic, how can philanthropy find new ways to support creatives effectively and address the urgency of climate change? What new funding mechanisms need to be put into place? What opportunities does technology offer to distribute funding transparently and collaboratively?Andras Szanto moderates an Art Basel Conversation on the future priorities and forms of philanthropy with three philanthropic leaders. Alberto Ibargüen, President, Knight Foundation, Miami, Larissa Harris, Executive Director, Teiger Foundation, New York, and Scott Moore, Co-Founder, Gitcoin, Toronto. Read More call_made
Shifting Vision Panel on web3 Technology, art making and the art market
András Szánto was part of the Shifting Vision panel at the Italian Institute of Culture in New York alongside artist Albert-László Barabási, entrepreneur Elliot Safra, CINELLO CEO Franco Losi, among others.
Art Basel Conversation: Going Neutral? Institutions and Climate Change
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. Read More call_made
The Business of Art: New Architecture for the Museum of the Future
András Szántó spoke to Circles and Corporate Council members of the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, about how architecture and design has and will continue to impact and define the museum experience for visitors across the globe.
András Szántó on Reading the Art World Podcast
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.