Sept / Oct 2017 Issue
“Invention”

Columns

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part II)


For the second half of “The Digital Museum,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer Loic Tallon and NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy continue their discussion on the recent developments in...

Art 2.1: Creating on the Social Web

The Art of the Prototype: Museums and Technology


In this interview, I talk with Chris Barr, the director of the Technology Innovation program at the Knight Foundation, about a new initiative: a collaboration between its arts and technology teams...

Analia Saban: Abject Inventions


It could be said that, as an artist, Analia Saban is the opposite of an inventor. A keen student of art history, she plumbs its depths for tools, materials, and processes, finding ways to deconstruct and remake them such that they become remarkable art-historical statements....

On View Now

Cloth is a Battleground in Stephanie Syjuco’s “CITIZENS”


In her latest exhibition at the Ryan Lee Gallery in New York City, Stephanie Syjuco continues her practice of investigating and questioning cultural objects. Here, she conducts a symbiotic analysis of the symbols that...

The Digital Museum: A Conversation between Loic Tallon and Julia Kaganskiy (Part I)


For a special two-part “Invention” interview, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s chief digital officer Loic Tallon sat down with NEW INC director Julia Kaganskiy to discuss the recent developments in the digital role of museums and the future of their...

Dematerializing the Memorial: An Interview with Maya Lin


Maya Lin is often defined by her first memorial, which catapulted her to the national stage in 1981 when she was still a twenty-one-year-old undergrad at Yale. Her design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial reenvisioned what a memorial could be—remembering the lives lost in one of our nation’s most controversial wars, not through...

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Assessment as Dialogue: Shifting Power Dynamics in the Classroom


It is the first week of school at Washington High in Fremont, California. A group of tenth-grade students focuses, laser-like, on the words and body language of their English teacher as he paces the front of...

On View Now

Philadelphia Illuminated


Public space has always been a contested realm; the questions of who is seen, heard, and permitted to take up space feel eternally relevant. These are, in short, questions of power, and which groups wield it. In 2017, however—with its...

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Seven Strategies for the Studio Art Class


Many high schools offer introductory art classes, with names like “Studio Art,” “Art 101,” “Introduction to Studio Art,” or something similar. These courses often serve as the only art classes students take in their...

New Kids on the Block

Making Paper: Hong Hong’s Performative Process


During an artist’s residency at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, Hong Hong often arose before the sun, sometimes as early as 4:00 a.m. “I’m interested in that time because...

Letter from the Editor

Invention vs. Innovation


“Innovation” is the buzzword of the moment and it’s found its way into just about every corner of modern life in our ceaseless pursuit of the “new and improved.” We often use it interchangeably with its close cousin, “Invention,” but the two are...