Elastic Museum

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

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Making Room for Participation in Education

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 […]

Mar, 30

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

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

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

Heisenberg and Audio Tours

I wrote about this project back in June– Southern Exposure and Machine Project joined forces to create 20 continuous days of events in 20 homes in San Francisco. Ours was one of them. There were […]

Dec, 01

The Great Calculation Weekend @Machine Project

A bit of insider trading and a love letter: This weekend my husband, Mark Glusker and I will be ‘in residence’ at Machine Project for a weekend of his talks, workshops, and a group calculation […]

Nov, 07

Stop Making Sense

I keep trying to write about exhibit development in an old way. That is, where the value of the idea, it’s manifestation and ultimate experience are understood by a division between social media and physical […]

Aug, 10


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