I’ve been looking again at Georgina Adam’s recently published book, The Dark Side of the Boom (Lund Humphries). It ranges over a wide variety of contemporary art world topics and is quite largely concerned with recent art world misdeeds – that is, with the commercial rather than the official sector of art world activity, insofar as these can be fully separated from one another.
17 January 2017
Maria Balshaw has been confirmed as the new Director of Tate. She is currently Director of the Whitworth (University of Manchester) and Manchester City Galleries, and Director of Culture for Manchester City Council
14 January 2017
Designs for Manchester’s £110m Factory arts venue have been approved and will now go to the next stage of realisation. The Rem Koolhaas design will transform a former warehouse into a global quality multi-purpose venue. Housing two performance spaces – a theatre and a warehouse area for art, performance, and video.
When Maria Balshaw takes over from Sir Nicolas Serota at Tate (not yet officially confirmed as I write this, but a racing certainty), she takes over an empire that seems to be in excellent health.
11 January 2017
Maria Balshaw the Director of the award-winning Whitworth Gallery and Manchester City Galleries is to be appointed Director of Tate. She will succeed Sir Nicholas Serota, for one of the most powerful jobs in the international museum world.