Scott Reyburn profiles the young French collecting team of the Rosenblums, internet entrepreneurs become trend-setting museum owners:
Rosenblum and his wife Chiara have been collecting for five years and have acquired more than 120 pieces. His Fotovista Group, owner of Pixmania, was acquired by DSG International Plc, formerly known as Dixons Group, in April 2006. […] The Rosenblums, who curate their own shows, began by collecting African masks and tribal artifacts. Then came the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.
“There is a world after 9/11,” Rosenblum says, explaining how he and Chiara became increasingly drawn to the way living artists confront contemporary issues. [Matthew Day] Jackson is one of 20 artists represented in the inaugural show, “Born in Dystopia,” exploring current political themes.
Others include Kelley Walker, Tala Madani, Christoph Buechel, Steven Shearer — who will be representing Canada in next year’s Venice Biennale — and the Frenchman Loris Greaud, who has made a black wall sculpture of a life-size family of endangered white rhinos. Russian-born Andrei Molodkin’s “9/11” is a stopped digital clock with the numbers half-filled with oil.