Join us in an exploration of the diverse movements, artists, approaches, and mediums that have shaped the "state of art" as we know it today. Each month we select a theme and dive into its role in the arts and how diverse factions of the art world have addressed and/or been influenced by the topic of choice.
András Szántó's consulting foundation assists with all aspects of building museums, cultural organizations, commercial brands, foundations, and educational institutions worldwide, at any point of their conception. From launching concepts from the ground up, to implementing new programming and marketing initiatives, Szántó's expertise in the industry has enabled several projects across the world with collaborators such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Absolut, Art Basel, BMW, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
In this episode, we discuss Szántó's background in sociology which allowed him to closely study the dynamics of the art world in the 1980s, his mentorship under art critic and philosopher, Arthur Danto--who famously coined the term "art world"--and his perspective on demystifying the arts.
-About András Szántó-
András Szántó, Ph.D. is writer, researcher, and consultant in the fields of art, media, and philanthropy. He is the former director of the National Arts Journalism Program and the NEA Arts Journalism Institute at Columbia University, a regular moderator of the Art Basel Conversations series, and oversees the annual Global Museum Leaders Colloquium at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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