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
Art Basel Conversations | Institutions: A Time of Crisis – and Opportunity?
Iwona Blazwick, OBE, Director, Whitechapel Gallery, London Christine Macel, Chief Curator, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris Lars Nittve, Director, The Moderna Museet, Stockholm Nicolaus Schafhausen, Director, Witte de With, Rotterdam Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Moderator | Andras Szanto, Author, consultant for arts and philanthropic organizations, New York Read More call_made
Artist Talk: David Opdyke with András Szántó
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
András Szántó Invites Us to Imagine the Future Museum in Conversation with 21 Architects
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
Aspen Art Museum presents talk on future of museums
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
Architecture Conversation: Hans Ulrich Obrist & András Szántó
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
‘A Balance Between Wonder and Humility’: 25 Leading Architects Imagine How Future Museums Will Look in a Post-Starchitecture World
“But a museum that runs on new software will need new hardware. Which is why I spent the spring and summer of 2022 talking with architects from around the world.” Read an excerpt from Andras Szanto new book Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues With Architects on Artnet News. Read More call_made
What will museums of the future be like? Three key takeaways from a new book
In his 2020 book, The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues, the cultural strategist András Szántó spoke to museum directors around the world and discovered that institutions were “turning more democratic, community-focused, equity minded, culturally inclusive, and experiential, among other pivots”. For his latest book, Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, Szántó spoke with David Chipperfield, Frida Escobedo and David Adjaye, among others, to find out “how the momentous changes of our era” are shaping museum architecture. Below he outlines three key takeaways. Read More call_made
Older Americans Rarely have access to Arts Education. This funder is working to change that.
Inside Philanthropy has published an article on E. A. Michelson Philanthropy’s Vitality Arts program, which funds museums and arts education organizations providing individuals “55 and better” with multi-session, skills-based arts workshops. In mid-January, and with the assistance of ASLLC in collaboration with Brian Kennedy Arts Consulting, the program awarded $3 million in new grants to 16 art museums across the country. Read More call_made
How will museums look and feel in 5, 10 or 50 years’ time?
In his latest book, Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, András Szántó talks to visionary architects worldwide, including some closely linked to Rotterdam and the Netherlands: Winy Maas (MVRDV), Ma Yansong (MAD Architects) and Kunlé Adeyemi (NLÉ). At an in-person panel on February 2nd, Szántó will talk to these leading practitioners – alongside Wim Pijbes, director of Stichting Droom en Daad – to discuss their recent and forthcoming projects in the Netherlands and their implications for the future of museums globally. Read More call_made
The Museum System Upgrade: A Q&A with András Szántó
András Szántó spoke with Adam Rozan for the American Alliance of Museums about his book The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues (2020) and its newly released sequel Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects (2022). Read More call_made
New book | Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects
What will the art museum look and feel like in five, ten, fifty years? In Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, András Szántó engages in conversations with visionary architects worldwide about what sort of “hardware” will be required for the art institution of tomorrow. Included are dialogues with: Kunlé Adeyemi, David Adjaye, Paula Zasnicoff Cardoso & Carlos Alberto Maciel, David Chipperfield, Minsuk Cho, Elizabeth Diller Frida Escobedo, Sou Fujimoto, Lina Ghotmeh, Bjarke Ingels, Kabage Karanja & Stella Mutegi, Li Hu & Huang Wenjing, Jing Liu & Florian Idenburg, Yansong Ma, Winy Maas, Roth — Eduardo Neira, Stephan Schütz, Kerstin Thompson, Xu Tiantian, Kulapat Yantrasast, Liam Young. The book is a sequel to The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues (2020). Read More call_made