A week ago today, members of Team Fisher were at the Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) in Washington, D.C. Previously attending American Alliance of Museums‘ annual meeting, they hosted the launch of Remix: Changing Conversations in Museums of the Americas, a book edited by Fisher Museum and International Museum Institute (IMI) Director Selma Holo and IMI’s Associate Director Mari-Tere Álvarez.
Celebrating the diversity of institutions in the United States, Latin America, and Canada, Remix aims to change the discourse about museums from the inside out, proposing a new, “panarchic”—nonhierarchical and adaptive—vision for museum practice. Selma Holo and Mari-Tere Álvarez offer an unconventional approach, one premised on breaching conventional systems of communication and challenging the dialogues that drive the field. Featuring more than forty authors in and around the museum world, Remix frames a series of vital case studies demonstrating how specific museums, large and small, have profoundly advanced or creatively redefined their goals to meet their ever-changing worlds.
We are grateful to AMA and the Organization of American States (OAS) for welcoming us to their charming museum in Washington, D.C., which is currently surrounded with talented Uruguayan artist Rimer Cardillo‘s work. We couldn’t have imagined a better and more relevant time and place for this book launch!