Jenny Moore, associate curator at the New Museum, has been tapped to be executive director of the Chinati Foundation, in Marfa, Texas. She officially starts work at the organization, which was founded by Donald Judd, on Aug. 1. The previous director, Thomas Kellein, stepped down last year.
When artist Robert Irwin arrived by accident in Marfa, Texas, in the 1970s and saw the “magical” landscape, he got rid of everything he owned and started developing what he called “a conditional art,” which is to “deal with the conditions as they’re given to you.” Mr. Irwin is one of 12 artists featured in “A Marfa Dozen,” a slide show up at Vanity Fair of people who lived, worked or exhibited in the small town.
Thomas Kellein has resigned as director at the the Chinati Foundation, the museum in Texas that was founded by Donald Judd, according to Artforum. He will serve as a consultant for six months and the museum will go director-less as they search for a replacement.