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

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

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

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

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

Museum as Hub: Archiving Roberto Chabet

This past summer, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, launched The Chabet Archive, comprised of over eight thousand documents that span fifty years of work by pioneering artist Roberto Chabet (b. 1937, Manila).… Read more

by Ryan Inouye, Assistant Curator, Museum as Hub
Roberto Chabet
The Chabet Archive
Museum as Hub
Asia Art Archive
Shop 6

Museum as Hub: Interview with Beta-Local by Ruba Katrib

Beta-Local is a nonprofit center for contemporary art initiated in 2009 and located in the heart of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. I met the three cofounders, Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Michy Marxuach, and Tony… Read more

by Ruba Katrib, Curator, SculptureCenter
Museum as Hub
Puerto Rico
Old San Juan

Museum as Hub: ENDNOTES: Was it a Question of Power?

O my body, make of me always a man who questions! —Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks There is a passage in Bessie Head’s 1974 autobiographical novel, A Question of Power, in which a teacher hides… Read more

by Gabi Ngcobo, Center for Historical Reenactments
Center for Historical Reenactments
South Africa
Museum as Hub

Six Degrees: A Roundup of Archive Initiatives

It’s January—the time of year when contemporary art periodicals publish their “Best of the Year” selections, summarizing what has happened or what is to come. These annual reflections often present… Read more

by Ryan Inouye, Assistant Curator, Museum as Hub
Museum as Hub
Link Roundup

On Instituting A New Space For Thought

In the late spring of 2012, curators Sarah Rifky (formerly of Townhouse in Cairo) and Jens Maier-Rothe (Whitney Independent Study Program graduate) had both planned to be in Beirut. A fortunate turn of… Read more

by Sarah Rifky, Codirector, Beirut, Cairo, with introduction by Ryan Inouye, Assistant Curator, Museum as Hub
Museum as Hub
Art Spaces

Museum as Hub: Reflections on the 2013 Conference by Natasha Marie Llorens

On April 12–13, 2013, the Museum as Hub hosted a conference to mark the sixth anniversary of the Hub initiative. The conference aimed, in part, to consider strategies for the next phase of the project,… Read more

Writing the Canon: Notes on Art Education in Egypt

Six Degrees encompasses critical essays, in-depth research, and diverse opinions about the arts and its contexts from practitioners around the world, as well as dispatches by New Museum staff. In this… Read more

Antagonism and Failure

In the following text, artist and writer Victor Albarracín recounts the four-year lifespan of El Bodegón, an art space founded in Bogotá in 2005 by a group of art students and professors. The essay… Read more

by Victor Albarracín, artist, teacher, and cofounder of El Bodegón; Translated from Spanish by Manuel Kalmanovitz González, with an introduction by Ryan Inouye, Assistant Curator, Museum as Hub
El Bodegón
Museum as Hub
Art Spaces Directory
Center for Historical Reenactments

Museum as Hub Residencies: Chimurenga Chronicles the Now-Now

In February of this year, the Cape Town–based Pan-African publishing platform Chimurenga began a residency with the Museum as Hub. As is frequently the structure for many of the Hub’s research residencies,… Read more

by Ryan Inouye, Assistant Curator, Museum as Hub
Museum as Hub
Ryan Inouye

City as Curriculum: The 9th Mercosul Biennial

In the vibrant field of international biennials, the Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is distinguished by its commitment to pedagogy and active exploration of new methods for mediating and presenting… Read more

by Mônica Hoff, Ground Curator of the 9th Mercosul Biennial & Dominic Willsdon, Pedagogical Cloud Curator of the 9th Mercosul Biennial, Introduction by Lauren Cornell, Curator, 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects, and Museum as Hub
Museum as Hub
Mercosul Biennial

Chapter 3: From Reports on the Construction of a Spaceship

From January 22 until April 13, 2014, tranzit, a network of autonomous but interconnected organizations based in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia, has been occupying the New… Read more

by Vít Havránek, Director of tranzit in Prague, translation by John Comer
Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module
Museum as Hub

The Back Room in conversation with Media Farzin

Six Degrees, as an editorial platform that feeds into and out of New Museum programming by functioning as a space for expanded dialogue, research, and reflection, will be inviting different artistic, curatorial,… Read more

The Neoliberal Institution of Culture and the Critique of Culturalization

Written in 2007 by Prelom kolektiv [Break collective] members Dušan Grlja and Jelena Vesić, “The Neoliberal Institution of Culture and the Critique of Culturalization” offers insight into the politicized… Read more

by Dušan Grlja and Jelena Vesić, members of Prelom kolektiv, Introduction by Taraneh Fazeli, Six Degrees Editor
Prelom kolektiv
Museum as Hub

Six Degrees Residency: Introducing Janna Graham

Six Degrees recently initiated a new residency in which the publication’s editors invite a cultural practitioner—artist, curator, critic, historian, writer, poet, educator, etc.—to develop a research… Read more

by Taraneh Fazeli, Six Degrees Editor and Education Associate
Six Degrees Resident
Museum as Hub
R&D Season
Janna Graham
Taraneh Fazeli
Para-sites like us

Six Degrees Residency: Para-sites like us

“Para-sites like us” is an ongoing research project initiated by Janna Graham, the inaugural Six Degrees resident. Graham’s series of texts examines the para-sitical condition as a potential coordinated… Read more

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