Museum Salon 2: Preserving Legacy and Scholarship in Print PublicationsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Each Asia Society Museum catalogue, which is created to accompany one of the Museum’s world-renowned exhibitions, is a coveted contribution to the field of art history and a labor of love involving an international network of curators, authors, designers, editors, publishers, and printers. This conversation will explore the complex and collaborative process of creating museum publications and the effects of the pandemic on the publishing community, as well as examine the role of printed publications in a progressively digital world.
Rita Jules, Senior Designer, McGinty
With over fifteen years of experience in the McGinty office, Rita Jules draws on her love of typography, respect for scholarship, and enjoyment of the craft of bookmaking to design publications that appeal to both the eye and the mind. She has designed and produced books of all kinds—exhibition catalogues, artist's books, monographs, museum guides, and cookbooks—and designed logos, all manner of printed media, exhibition graphics and wayfinding signage along the way. Interested in material culture studies, she wrote her M.A. thesis for Bard Graduate Center on the handful of late eighteenth-century English aesthetes who jump-started a revival of sans serif letters.
Kelly Ma (moderator), Assistant Director, Global Arts & Collaborations, Asia Society Museum
Since 2013, Kelly Ma has organized international conferences for arts professionals, including the Arts & Museum Summit and the U.S.-China Museum Leaders Forum, both under Asia Society’s initiative titled Asia Arts and Museum Network, and their related publications. Previously, Ma was the project manager at artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s studio in New York, where she oversaw Cai’s exhibitions worldwide, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Philadelphia Museum of Art. From 2012 to 2013, she contributed to the magazine ARTCO in Taiwan as a New York correspondent. Ma received a BA in visual art and history of art and architecture from Brown University.
Miko McGinty, Principal, McGinty
Miko McGinty began designing art books in 1993. Her first book, Isamu Noguchi: Essays and Conversations, established her deep commitment to working with artists, curators, scholars, and museums. Trained in typography and letterpress as a Yale undergraduate and in book design at art publisher Harry N. Abrams, McGinty returned to Yale School of Art for her MFA in graphic design. Upon graduation, she launched her own firm with the book YES Yoko Ono. Her studio of four designers has created books for numerous artists and more than forty museums worldwide.
Maia Murphy, Publications Manager and Editor, Asia Society Museum
Maia Murphy oversees all arts and culture print and web published materials for exhibitions, programs, and special events at Asia Society Museum. Over her sixteen years in New York City, she has remained deeply involved in arts publishing and artist-run spaces. Most recently, she worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society where her projects included the publication of a first-of-its-kind map of underwater New York that received recognition from the British Cartographic Society. Previously, Murphy served as Program Director at Recess Activities, where she established a digital writing residency. Her writing has been published by Blue Shield International, The Reanimation Library, The Artist’s Institute, The Paris College of Art, The Abrons Art Center, Bomb Magazine, and others. She received a BA from Barnard College and an MA from Hunter College, both in art history.
Ken Tan, Executive Director of Global Artistic Programs and Deputy Director, Asia Society Museum
Ken Tan has been involved in all forms of creative projects across various industries for almost two decades. His career started in Singapore where he worked with some of the best brands. His passion for the arts led him to New York City, where he has been based since 2015. He works with some of the world’s leading artists, curators, critics, and collectors. His curatorial activity includes more than 30 exhibitions. Tan also interviews other creative peers on the online creative resource The Creative Independent, and reviews for Hyperallergic.
Part of Museum Salons: At Home with Asian Arts series from Asia Society Museum
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