MoMA Selects a New Curator to Bring It Up to Date
The Art world can seem like a small town. But as MoMA has gotten bigger, it hasn’t necessarily gotten worldlier or less parochial. Now Ann Temkin gets a shot at making the ever-expanding museum an agenda setting venue again, Carol Vogel reports in the New York Times:
Yet in recent years some art-world critics have felt that the museum should have been more on top of what was happening in contemporary art. Ms. Temkin said that one of her priorities was to ensure that MoMA’s collection of contemporary art is unrivaled. “That’s who we are,” she said.
She has also been responsible for important acquisitions of works by artists like Beuys, Donald Judd, Robert Gober and Matthew Barney. She will coordinate the New York version of “Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective,” a show organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles that arrives at MoMA in February. She is also at work on an exhibition of the Mexican artist Gabriel Orozco that is expected to open in December 2009. Among her publications are works on Newman, Neel, Beuys and Mr. Pettibon.
MoMA Picks One of Its Own for Curator (New York Times)