Elastic Museum

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

art engagement

A FluxField Research Residency

[originally posted on the Walker’s Field Lab blog] This past summer Sarah Schultz and the Open Field team invited me to come to the Walker and consider the movement Fluxus. This research-based residency encompassed three […]

Oct, 06

Manifesto For A Field Lab

If you took a museum classroom and asked a couple of artists to rethink it as a residency space, what might they want? Another part of last summer’s work at the Walker was to do […]

Sep, 27

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

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

Artist’s Process As Exhibit?

I was watching a short on Art21 (“Tools and Strategies”) with Richard Serra. He was talking about his process and gave a succinct overview of ‘the artist’s process’. As we know, he has had plenty […]

Jan, 15

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

This summer I have been lucky to work on two galleries that offer interpretation and interaction (or participation if you prefer) with ideas in contemporary art. It’s been trial and error which is resulting in […]

Oct, 29

Intersection of the Arts

Our AAM 2012 panel team received some nice feedback from the those that attended (thank you). As I was considering whether or not to take the dive into a panel proposal for next year, I […]

Jul, 06


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