Category Archives: The Future is Now: Propositions for Art Museums in the 21st Century

Report – Art Institutions of the 21st Century

In December 2016, following the think tank Media in the Expanded Field, Montabonel & Partners released the Report Art Institutions of the 21st Century.  The publication explores the function of art institutions in the 21st century, with an eye to highlighting the blurring of

Report – Art Institutions of the 21st Century

In December 2016, following the think tank Media in the Expanded Field, Montabonel & Partners released the Report Art Institutions of the 21st Century.  The publication explores the function of art institutions in the 21st century, with an eye to highlighting the blurring of

THE ART NEWSPAPER: The 21st-century Tate is a commonwealth of ideas

This article was published in the January 2016 of The Art Newspaper. It was written by Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, before the opening of the new Tate Modern. Museums must widen the ways in which they serve their

THE ART NEWSPAPER: The 21st-century Tate is a commonwealth of ideas

This article was published in the January 2016 of The Art Newspaper. It was written by Nicholas Serota, director of the Tate, before the opening of the new Tate Modern. Museums must widen the ways in which they serve their

JANE MORRIS VS TOM CHATFIELD: Taste, sound, smell: have curators gone too far?

These two comment pieces on the Tate’s Sensorium experiment were published in October 2015 in The Art Newspaper.   Two galleries recently staged shows that engaged other senses as well as vision. Our editor and a technology writer disagree on

JANE MORRIS VS TOM CHATFIELD: Taste, sound, smell: have curators gone too far?

These two comment pieces on the Tate’s Sensorium experiment were published in October 2015 in The Art Newspaper.   Two galleries recently staged shows that engaged other senses as well as vision. Our editor and a technology writer disagree on

THE ART NEWSPAPER: Welcome to the virtual world

This article was commissioned by Jane Morris for The Art Newspaper from Ben Luke and published in January 2016 With the ground-breaking Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset hitting the mainstream later this year, a growing number of artists and museums are

THE ART NEWSPAPER: Welcome to the virtual world

This article was commissioned by Jane Morris for The Art Newspaper from Ben Luke and published in January 2016 With the ground-breaking Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset hitting the mainstream later this year, a growing number of artists and museums are

BERYL GRAHAM: New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art. Chapter 1 Modes of Collection

Why Collect? Ten Thousand Cents is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge

BERYL GRAHAM: New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences after New Media Art. Chapter 1 Modes of Collection

Why Collect? Ten Thousand Cents is a digital artwork that creates a representation of a $100 bill. Using a custom drawing tool, thousands of individuals working in isolation from one another painted a tiny part of the bill without knowledge

LI ZHENHUA: Understanding the Public and the Chinese Contemporary

What is the public? The concept of the public only exists in relation to the private. We are talking about the public that is represented through squares, restaurants, train stations, and other types of public spaces. This is a concept

LI ZHENHUA: Understanding the Public and the Chinese Contemporary

What is the public? The concept of the public only exists in relation to the private. We are talking about the public that is represented through squares, restaurants, train stations, and other types of public spaces. This is a concept

MIRIAM LA ROSA: How to display digital art?

In his 2003 essay Interfacing the Digital, Steve Dietz presents a series of case studies of exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, which focus on new physical interfaces for the presentation of art. “Some examples include a freestanding revolving door portal

MIRIAM LA ROSA: How to display digital art?

In his 2003 essay Interfacing the Digital, Steve Dietz presents a series of case studies of exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, which focus on new physical interfaces for the presentation of art. “Some examples include a freestanding revolving door portal