On Monday Bartomeu Marí, the former head of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, began his new job as head of South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, marking the first time the museum has had an official director in over a year.
The appointment of a new director to South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art last week has extenuated the concerns of the country’s art community over issues of government and institutional censorship.
South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) will very soon have a new director, but the local art community is protesting the top candidate for the position, Bartomeu Marí.
Three museum directors have resigned from their positions as board members for the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), dissatisfied with how its top figures have handled and responded to debates that first emerged earlier this year over censorship.
BARCELONA — The study of the history of exhibitions allows us to “shuffle the deck of art history,” as Robert Rosenblum wrote in his essay for the 2000 exhibition 1900: Art at the Cross-Roads.