The Museum 3.0 does not yet exist. It might never materialize. If one day a museum 3.0 is raised, there is a big chance that it will look different than what we currently imagine. Nonetheless, the search for the magical formula of the museum 3.0 continues to stir the imagination of curators, theoreticians, and artists worldwide, just as new breakthroughs in digital technology excites IT experts. Museum 3.0 is an attempt at finding new models that respond to the challenges of postartistic times, which demand an alteration of institutional routines. One could risk a thesis that postartistic institutions will borrow the models of operation from other fields (see: cross-pollination). Perhaps they will be comparable to data and research centers, focusing mainly on investigating trends, building networks for the exchange of information, stimulating imagination, negotiating the systems of evaluation, and constructing discourses (such a model is being tested on a micro-scale during the exhibition Making Use). It is possible that museum 3.0 will resemble a plant nursery – an art environment which will provide a protected space for the growth of new postartistic practices in a 1:1 scale. It is possible that museum 3.0 will be the museum of users, and its program formed through a process of constant negotiation. It is not unlikely that such a museum would undergo a creative disintegration and become an interface in charge of an ongoing mediation between the people who practice, utilize, play with, consider, and discuss art.
MAKING USE. LIFE IN POSTARTISTIC TIMES IS AN EXHIBITION AND PUBLIC PROGRAM FEATURING MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED PARTICIPANTS