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