Will Gompertz wonders why no one cares about the vacancy atop the UK’s most popular museum:
[W]hen Vicente Todoli, the soon-to-be-leaving boss of Tate Modern, announced he was off a couple of months ago, it barely got a mention. Since then, there has been no discernable discussion about who might take over the world’s most-visited museum of modern art, no short-lists of potential candidates – no conjecture whatsoever. Well, at this blog, we are interested – and not because I used to work there.
Who are Gompertz’s picks for the job?
- Bice Curiger is the founder of the hugely respected art journal Parkett, a senior curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich and the recently appointed director of the 2011 Venice Biennale. She is also the editor-in-chief of Tate Etc magazine and one of the most impressive, clever and interesting people I have ever met.
- And then there’s Hans Ulrich Obrist, who came top of last year’s Art Review list of the world’s most influential art-world types. Among other things, he has spent his recent past running the Serpentine Gallery with Julia Peyton Jones. I don’t really know Hans Ulrich, but trust those who have told me that he is top-notch.
Who Will Run the Tate Modern? (BBC News)