I have written frequently about technology and innovation in the arts over the years and as of last week this topic has become my full time job. I joined Arts Council England (ACE) as its first Director, Arts Technology and Innovation. In this role, I'll have the pleasure of working with arts organisations to help embed [...]
I am pleased to be speaking at the Munch Museum's international seminar on 30 November 2018. The goal of this seminar is to address challenges and develop solutions which enable cultural institutions to thrive and compete in the digital world. The seminar will give me the chance to talk to other cultural sector professionals about [...]
The Frankfurt Book Fair is commonly referred to as the biggest book fair in the world. While I don't know if that's actually true, I can confirm it is BIG. Clearly the publishing industry is trying to spread its wings and explore the interconnections between literature, other forms of culture and creativity and digital technology. [...]
I joined V&A Director Tristram Hunt and Tate Modern Director Francis Morris on a panel discussing the future of museums at the RA's Festival of Ideas
I am pleased to be taking part in The Arts + innovation summit in Frankfurt, Germany this year. The summit will examine the question: How can the cultural and create sectors bridge the innovation gap? I will be part of the panel discussing innovation in cultural heritage. Click here for more information.
Mind you, I only had one day to look around. Here's what caught my eye: (1) Joey Yaque, (2) Ai Weiwei, (3) Robert Longo, (4) Thomas Saraceno, (5) Michael Rakowitz, (6) Sanford Biggers, (7) Olfur Eliasson, (8) Tony Oursler, (9) Robert Longo, (10) Titus Kasher, (11) Rathin Barman, (12) Oliver Lanc.
I visited the two main sites of the Berlin Biennale 10 this weekend: KW Institute of Contemporary Art and Academie der Kunst. The first artist I encountered was Firelei Baez and her work does not disappoint: she overlays historic maps, architectural drawing and statistical charts with vibrant images which uncover issues of colonialism, forced migration, and [...]