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August 2023

“Traditional museum buildings are imposing, often built in a sepulchral neoclassicist style that hulks over people below while insisting on a particular Western-centric idea of art and history. There have been some changes since – many a side effect of the commercialisation of museums as competing tourist attractions with an eye on audience numbers – but the old model remains robust even as architects and museum directors have tried to create museums that reflect changing times”, writes Joe Lloyd in his review of “Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects” by András Szántó. Read More call_made

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Jeffrey Gibson, co-presented by SITE Santa Fe, to represent the United States at La Biennale di Venezia
July 2023

SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, in cooperation with the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Jeffrey Gibson, will represent the United States at La Biennale di Venezia, the 60th International Art Exhibition. We assisted both Jeffrey Gibson Studio and SITE Santa Fe in past planning work, and congratulate them on this landmark endeavor. Read More call_made

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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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Museums May Not Lead Technological Innovation, But Here’s the Vital Role They Play in an A.I.-Powered Age
June 2023

Two months after the inaugural edition of the Museums of Tomorrow Roundtable, FAMSF director Thomas P. Campbell and cultural advisor András Szántó reflect on what of A.I. means for arts institutions. Will the latest advances bring about a growth spurt for arts institutions, injecting new forms of creativity and arming them with powerful tools to pursue scholarship and visitor engagement? Or will A.I., along with all the widely catalogued distractions of our digitally-saturated world, trigger museums’ slow fade into oblivion, eroding their cultural authority while tomorrow’s artists and audiences gravitate elsewhere? Read the full Artnet op-ed. Read More call_made

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As Museum Design Moves Beyond Starchitecture, New Blueprints Show Signs of the Future
June 2023

In Andy Battaglia’s ARTnews interview with András Szántó about his latest book: Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, they spoke about about aspirational architecture, museums’ new trend toward humility, and how the art world can help guide society at large. Read More call_made

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

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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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Review of “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues with Architects” by Rhana Devenport, Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia
April 2023

Rhana Devenport, the Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia, has written a review of Andras Szanto’s latest book titled “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues with Architects” for the organization’s magazine. In her review, Devenport asserts that Szanto’s new compilation is equally captivating compared to his previous book. The notable shift in focus from museum directors and the “software” of museums to conversations with architects engaged in the conception and construction of contemporary museums highlights the significance of the “hardware” aspect of art museums. You can read the article by subscribing to the magazine. 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

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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

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‘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.”