Museum as Hub: Introducing de_sitio

In 2011, Amanda Echeverría, Catalina Lozano, and Daniela Pérez cofounded de_sitio, a nonprofit platform based in Mexico City committed to supporting the development of contemporary art projects. The… Read more

by Ryan Inouye, Curatorial Assistant, and de_sitio, Mexico City
Museum as Hub
Paloma Polo
Art Spaces Directory

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul Workshops or A Byzantine Experience

How to write about an event in another city when my memory has been interrupted by a devastating event in my own city? Is there a connection between out-of-control urban transformation in Istanbul and… Read more

by Corinne Erni, Project Manager, IDEAS CITY
SALT Galata

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul—Tossing Adjectives

The New Museum took its movable project, IDEAS CITY, to Istanbul—invited there by the Istanbul Design Biennial and sponsored by Audi Urban Future Initiative. We hosted a keynote address by Amanda Burden,… Read more

by Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large
Untapped Capital

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul or “How to obtain a building permit for Central Park?”

New York is a truly “global city” and Istanbul is rapidly becoming one as numerous figures indicate. Istanbul is one of the twenty most visited cities in the world, ranked ninth in terms of international… Read more

by Yaşar Adnan Adanalı, Urban blogger, Mutlukent (Happy City), Reclaim Istanbul
Central Park
New York City
Untapped Capital

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul—Amanda Burden’s Keynote

As the design community descended upon Istanbul for its inaugural Design Biennial, the New Museum presented IDEAS CITY: Istanbul—a three-day conference exploring the future of cities around the globe… Read more

Museum as Hub: Reflections on “Edificio Metálico” at TEOR/éTica in Costa Rica

As part of a conversation supported by the Museum as Hub initiative, I was invited to share some images and thoughts about the exhibition “Edificio Metálico,” which offer insight into the exhibition… Read more

by Inti Guerrero, Associate Artistic Director, TEOR/éTica
San José
Edificio Metálico
Metallic Building
Museum as Hub

Art & Science in DC

One of the themes of the New Museum’s recent exhibition “Ghosts in the Machine” was the complicated and ongoing relationship between artists and scientists working in a variety of fields. The exhibition… Read more

by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator
Washington, DC
National Academy of Sciences

Museum as Hub: New Residents in the Copan: An Interview with Pivô

The symbolism of São Paulo’s Copan Building is incongruous. Like so many historic landmarks, the events it has survived are at odds with the vision upon which it was founded. Built between 1957 and… Read more

by Lauren Cornell, Curator, 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects and Museum as Hub
São Paulo
Fernanda Brenner
Marta Ramos
Diego Matos
Copan Building
Museum as Hub

IDEAS CITY: Istanbul—Crossing the Bridge

He had appeared out of nowhere, observing me with squinted eyes. He started waving at me, agitatedly signaling that I should follow him. The Turkish flatbread seller was not thin so his entire body wobbled.… Read more

by Corinne Erni, IDEAS CITY Festival Manager

Five Car Stud Still Gripping

The Louisiana is one of my favorite museums of modern art. At the end of the summer, I had a chance to visit this glorious and romantic setting for art, architecture, and nature overlooking the Øresund… Read more

“Silver” for the US Pavilion in Venice

As the London 2012 Olympics came to a close, the tamer 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by English architect David Chipperfield, opened in late August. The various national pavilions jostled… Read more

Documenta 13 in Black and White

Rick Herron, Assistant Manager of Visitor Services at the New Museum, recently visited Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany. For Six Degrees, he has put together a selection of photos of the exhibition. Documenta… Read more

Museum as Hub: On Queering Dominant Discourses: An Interview with Carlos Motta

“Difference” is a way of being in the world, and as such it represents a prospect of individual and collective empowerment, social and political enrichment, and freedom. Freedom implies the sovereignty… Read more

“Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974,” Los Angeles

In April of 2010, the curator/art historian Miwon Kwon gave the talk “Ends of the Earth (and Back)” at the New Museum. This talk was a part of the Museum’s Propositions series, a public forum for… Read more

Museum as Hub: Eungie Joo and William Wells in Conversation

In 2006, the New Museum began research to develop the Museum as Hub. The initiative’s first manifestation at the New Museum, “Museum as Hub: An Introduction,” opened in December 2007, bringing together… Read more

by Ryan Inouye, Curatorial Assistant
Sharjah Art Foundation
March Meeting
William Wells
Townhouse Gallery
Museum as Hub

Philly Painting

On a whim last week, a colleague, architect Florian Idenburg, and I boarded a train headed for Philadelphia. We cobbled an itinerary together: Stefan Sagmeister’s “The Happy Show” at the Institute… Read more

Marisa Merz – Fondazione Merz

The exhibition of Marisa Merz’s work at the Fondazione Merz in Turin is a remarkable event. For this rarely seen artist, there is a lavish amount of work on display, with exquisite drawings and daring… Read more

by Richard Flood, Director of Special Projects and Curator at Large
Marisa Merz
Fondazione Merz

“Intense Proximité/y,” Paris

“Intense Proximité/y,” the third Paris Triennial organized by Artistic Director Okwui Enwezor, “sets off on a journey to explore the nodes where art and ethnography converge in a renewal of fascination… Read more

by Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director of Education and Public Programs
Paris Triennial
Intense Proximité/y
Okwui Enwezor
Palais de Tokyo
Dominik Lang

Time Machines

Lately, I have been enjoying traveling across time. There is always a strange pressure on curators of contemporary art: they are expected to travel to the most exotic corners of the world and know as much… Read more

“Metamorphosis: Titian 2012,” London

Otto Piene, the eighty-four-year-old German artist who founded the collective ZERO and is revered for his series of works called “Light Ballet,” recently spoke about his career in a conversation… Read more

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