Art In America

The Institution as User: Museums on Social Media

On Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, the museum becomes one of many users, just like the individuals who visit it. Taking advantage of the communication opportunities offered by social media requires accepting a diminishment in status-but this, too,...

Experience Economies: The Work of João Enxuto and Erica Love

Institutional critique has a complex legacy in contemporary art—long canonized, the self-reflexive and participatory strategies of artists like Hans Haacke and Andrea Fraser have been thoroughly assimilated into the operations of many present-day...

Viewer Positioning System

The Brooklyn Museum's ASK app lets users consult a dedicated Audience Engagement Team, while automatically supplying visitor movement and interest data to the museum through Bluetooth sensors.

Keeping up with Anthony Elms at Independent

Last fall Elms, an associate curator at the ICA in Philadelphia since December 2011, was appointed one of three curators of the forthcoming Whitney Biennial, the museum's last in its historic Breuer building uptown (the Whitney will move into a new...

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