Tuesday, June 12, 2007
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Have you ever had a flashback that you were stuck once again in a high school speech class, anxiety building, stumbling over your own words? Well, in a way that is how I felt this week as I was interviewing Max Anderson for On the Cusp. This being our second interview with Max, the first of which was done via email while he was on vacation with his family, just before he took over as the executive director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In an attempt to make things more interactive and hopefully better, we are posting our first ever audio interview, recorded a few days ago in his office.
(Note: The interview is an mp3 file, approximately 16 minutes, if you encounter playback problems please inform me via the comments section and I will see what I can do)
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After the interview was technically over and I turned off the recorder our conversation actually continued in a much more casual fashion, which I regretfully did not think to restart the recording. One of the things we chatted about was the launch of a new IMA web site coming in a couple months, which should add a much needed element of usability, as well as more information about the museum, such as the ability to track patrons, budget spending, etc.
Names mentioned in interview:
Cultural Trail; Art and Nature Park artists; R. Craig Miller; Bruce Mau Design; Guillermo Kuitca; Peter Eisenman; Mary Miss; Andrea Zittel; Viewfinders; Alfredo Jaar; Emily Kennerk; Amy Cuttler; "Prescriptions for Art Museums in the Decade Ahead"
Note: In the past we have had some issues when it came to posting interviews, as they seem to draw more comments from our readers than other posts. I welcome this and look forward to it. That said, I implore you to please keep all commentary respectful and civil or else I will be inclined to start moderating and perhaps deleting some comments. While I welcome opposing views, I hope the discussions can still be constructive. Thank you.