Elastic Museum

experiments with people and museums

This blog is written by Maria Mortati and was developed to share work and insights around experimental museum projects.

Recipe For A Fluxus Residency

What you will need: an invitation from Sarah Schultz and the Walker Art Center Open Field Team to consider Fluxus Ingredients: 9 cups of tea, 4 beers and many conversations around the inherent nature of […]

Aug, 27 · in Manifestos

Manfiesto Adjustment

As a group of us are on the eve of a session at the National Art Education Association conference “Making Room For Participation In The Changing Space Of Education,” it seems useful to revisit the […]

Cats, Camp, & Workshops

I’ve been involved in a number of non-traditional efforts recently and not much posting bandwidth. Here, highlights of the summer. Parks and Rec In June I was invited to participate in the Headlands Center for […]

Nov, 25

Art Museum Exhibition Calendar

A lot of times I’m asked what’s showing at museums. I’ll have my head so deep in a project that I won’t know -other than the institution I’m working with. So I’m happy to see […]

Jul, 08

Open Engagement and the Museum

Last month I attended Open Engagement, an informal conference on social practice art (or Socially Engaged Art) that is produced by Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice MFA students. This was my 2nd time […]

Jul, 02

Engaging With Contemporary Art: Part 2, Activities

In her paper “Approaching Art Education as an Ecology: Exploring the Role of Museums,” researcher Karen Knutson suggested that today’s art museum visitor comes equipped with “a fairly low level of artistic literacy.” I wouldn’t argue […]

May, 08

Tonight, The Great Calculation Talk

This week, Mark Glusker (my husband) and I have had an exhibit + series of events at Southern Exposure Gallery, called, you guessed it, the Great Calculation. We are exploding a topic- in this case, […]

Apr, 12

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