Technology Is Not the Silver Bullet for Museums: Part II
MW19 Presentation- Inclusivity Practices & the Real Role of Technology in Art Museums
In this second post, I wanted to consider a few specific examples of museums that have successfully taken into account diversity and inclusivity when deciding on stakeholder engagement and how that translates to audience and outreach. Link
Technology Is Not The Silver Bullet For Museums
There is a growing awareness of a lack of diversity among both museum stakeholders and audiences, and technology has been touted as a savior for institutions. Yet, technology is ineffective within the current context.
Don't Forget The Women Who Forged Saudi Arabia's Art Scene
When perfunctorily engaging with the idea that change is necessary for survival, museums tout technology as a savior for institutions. But technology is ineffective within the current context. Link
Vibrant Art Scene Inspires Cooperation, Competition In Gulf
Women have had a monumental role in spearheading Saudi Arabia's creative sector; it’s important that their efforts aren’t forgotten in the current context. Link
The countries of the Middle East are using art to remodel their national identities. Billions of dollars have been spent on colossal building efforts and massive acquisition programs in an effort to expand the cultural sector in the Middle East, especially in the Gulf. Link
Arguing Semantics: What Exactly is “Arab Art”?
In collaboration with Container Publishing, I produced a collection of poems featuring pre-Islamic deities from the Arabian peninsula. The collection is published as an art object - each box contains 21 origami 'gemstones' and the poetry collection. Link
On Technology and Curating In The Digital World
Feature for the Middle East Institute exploring the definition of 'Arab' art and what the term entails. Using the encompassing term of ‘Arab art’, much like other cumbersome terms like ‘African’ or ‘Asian’ art, gives the false impression that the region is homogeneous.
Article for Voices in Contemporary Art on how digital platforms can be used by curators and institutions to further open up access to visual culture.