Shared Authority in the Art Museum: Precedents, Process, and Propositions by Kim Kanatani
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At The Armory for the Arts Theater, 1050 Old Pecos Trail
SHARED AUTHORITY IN THE ART MUSEUM: PRECEDENTS, PROCESS AND PROPOSITIONS
In recent years, the concept of “shared authority” has gained new currency as contemporary art institutions seek to evolve new and more inclusive platforms for collaborative museum work and interconnectivity on a local / global level. Simultaneously, the current burgeoning of artistic practices that privileges audience engagement and social change as process and content is taking root as well. In so doing, these practices are aligning themselves with the deep pedagogical thinking that museum educators have long championed, and are impacting and intersecting with curatorial practice in interesting ways.
How are these shifts towards more democratic processes in museological and artistic practices manifesting in institutions like the Guggenheim? What new synergies and frameworks are evolving? Is the work of a museum changing…or not? What new propositions for engagement are on the horizon and how do we measure their success?
As the Deputy Director and Gail Engelberg Director of Education for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Kim Kanatani is responsible for developing educational linkages within the Guggenheim Museum constellation and with other cultural institutions worldwide to work in synergistic exchange with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Active in the museum education field since 1981, she has co-produced several multimedia productions, educational installations and other public offerings in collaboration with internationally renowned artists including Vito Acconci, Matthew Barney, Daniel Buren, Cai Guo-Qiang, Rineke Dijkstra, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Gabriel Orozco, and James Rosenquist. She has also published articles on contemporary art and museum education as well as curriculum publications and resource materials on contemporary art and culture.
Honored with several professional awards, she most recently was a museum scholar in residence at The Getty Research Institute. Prior to joining the Guggenheim in 2001, she was the Director of Education at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which she joined in 1985. She holds an M.A. in Art Education with teaching credentials in both elementary and adult education.
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The Innovative Thinker Lecture is an annual presentation established in honor of SITE’s former Director of Education, Juliet Myers. This lecture highlights the significant work of a visionary educator in thefield of contemporary art.