8 November 2018

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Chris Dercon To Head Up Grand Palais and Musée du Luxembourg

The former Director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon has been appointed President of the French government cultural body, Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais (Rmn-GP).

4 September 2017

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Chris Dercon Launches His First Volksbuhne Production During Berlin Art Week

Chris Dercon unveils his first production as the new artistic director of the Volksbühne, a theater in Berlin, on 5 September.

6 July 2016

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Heavyweight Support For Chris Dercon Appointment At Berlin’s Volksbuhne Theatre Arrives

Serpentine Director Hans Ulrich,  2015 Venice Biennale curator and current Director of Munich’s Haus der Kunst Okwui Enwezor, architect Rem Koolhaas, Director of Documenta 14, Adam Szymczyk,  and graphic designer Peter Saville have signed a letter showing support for former Tate Director Chris Dercon.  The letter sent to Berlin’s mayor Michael Müller on Monday says, “Dercon is not only eminently positioned to […]

21 June 2016

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Chris Dercon Appointment At Berlin’s Volksbuhne Theatre In Crisis

The appointment of former Director of Tate Modern Chris Dercon as Director of Berlin’s Volksbühne Theatre is not going smoothly.  172 actors, designers and theatre employees have penned an open letter to the city senate and German culture minister Monika Grütters stating “deep concern” over the change-over at the cultural institution.  The appointment of Dercon by Berlin’s culture senator Tim […]

24 April 2015

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Director Chris Dercon: To Leave Tate Modern To Run Prestigious Theatre

Artlyst had previously noticed an alarming trend with the seeming exodus of London’s leading museum directors. This includes the resignation of Neil MacGregor, the Director of the British Museum, Dr. Nicolas Penny retiring from the National Gallery, and Director Penelope Curtis resigning from Tate Britain – everyone seems to be jumping ship just before a […]

10 April 2015

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Tate’s Chris Dercon Rumoured Resignation NPG’s Sandy Nairne Bows Out

Artlyst is not normally one for conspiracy theories, but we have noticed an alarming trend with the seeming exodus of London’s leading museum directors. This includes the resignation of Neil MacGregor, the Director of the British Museum, Dr. Nicolas Penny retiring from the National Gallery, and Director Penelope Curtis resigning from Tate Britain – everyone […]

7 February 2012

Spotting Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern Retrospective

Major retrospective for Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern reveals fundamental continuity behind the dazzling diversity of a six decade career ‘This is the press of London’, curator Frances Morris explained to an overwhelmed Yayoi Kusama upon the artist’s unexpected arrival midway through Tate Director Chris Dercon’s verbal introduction to her major retrospective; ‘they have all […]

8 September 2011

Jack Smith Underground Film Legend ICA Review

Jack Smith A Feast for Open Eyes is uncompromising until 18 September ICA London The ICA’s fortnight of films, events and symposia dedicated to the legendary American artist, filmmaker and actor, Jack Smith (1932-1989), opened last night with a screening of his best-known, and perhaps most controversial film, Flaming Creatures. The film was introduced by […]