Ending more than a year of rumors, guessing and betting pools, the Documenta quinquennial announced today that its 14th edition, which will open in the Kassel, Germany, in June of 2017, will be directed by Adam Szymczyk, the director and chief curator of the Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland. Read More
After 12 years as president of the Madison Square Park Conservancy, Debbie Landau is leaving the organization, which runs the park’s popular public art program.
Ms. Landau told The Observer that she is leaving to work independently as a public-art adviser. “My plan is to continue what I was doing with Madison Square Park,” she said, “giving artists an opportunity to bust out of the white box and giving the public an opportunity to see urban spaces cultivated with art.” She said she will be advising museums and other institutions on public art projects, as well as working with artists directly. Read More
The OHWOW gallery now represents the estate of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in Los Angeles. Read More
Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art announced today that it has hired Catherine Evans to be its new chief curator. Ms. Evans comes to the Carnegie from Ohio’s Columbus Museum of Art, where she currently serves as curator of photography, and where she had previously served as chief curator. Read More
Kelly Taxter, a co-founder of the now closed Taxter & Spengemann Gallery, will be joining the Jewish Museum as an assistant curator. Ms. Taxter will work with the museum’s deputy director of exhibitions and public programs, Jens Hoffmann, in organizing the institution’s expanding contemporary art program. Read More
Rochester, N.Y.’s George Eastman House today announced that it has tapped curator Lisa Hostetler to head its photography department. Dr. Hostetler comes to the world’s oldest photography museum—it was founded in 1947—from Washington, D.C.’s Smithsonian American Art Museum, where was named curator of photography last year. Read More
Curator Bridget Finn will leave her current post at Independent Curators International to join Mitchell-Innes & Nash, the gallery announced yesterday, where she will co-direct the contemporary program in their Chelsea space with M-I & Nasher Nicole Russo. Read More