AMAonline (the digital editorial platform of Artium MuseoA) is conceived as a tool to sustain an ongoing dialogue and engagement with the audiences of the museum and to build communities around its various programs on a wider scale. While the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Basque country is currently making its building more porous to the exterior, through projects like Plazaratu, likewise, AMAonline articulates the wish for the museum to create deeper and more varied connections with its audience beyond traditional spectatorship and attendance.
AMAonline shares what the museum stands for, but also how its mission and its role are the object of continuous thinking and learning, and never taken for granted. Extending its digital, online presence offers new ways of presenting, promoting, and discussing the works and ideas of the artists and thinkers who are at the center of the museum program. Yet, it also implies to examine how the extended time spent online, which is such an important characteristic of the current moment, is affecting the way we read, think, and engage with art and with the world more generally.
AMAonline is structured around three sections, each inspired by different works by the late feminist science fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin: while Harvesting Knowledge derives from her influential essay “The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction”, A Matter of Words and No Time To Spare directly quote two of her last collections of short-forms.
This editorial platform aims at continuing her practice of disseminating dispatches on what matters to the present of art.
Editors: Thomas Boutoux, Catalina Lozano
Editorial committee: Thomas Boutoux, Alejandro Cesarco, Beatriz Herráez, Nader Koochaki, Catalina Lozano, Márcia Novais
Design: Márcia Novais
Administration: Antón Bilbao and Sonia Jiménez
Programming: Veiss, Vitoria-Gasteiz