Director Christian Rattemeyer can be leaving SculptureCenter after holding the place for lower than a 12 months, introduced the board of the Queens-based museum.
No purpose has but been given for his departure. “We thank Christian for his management, curatorial excellence, and international perspective,” mentioned board president Carol Bove. “We want him all one of the best in his future endeavors.” Kyle Dancewicz, SculptureCenter’s director of exhibitions and packages, will function interim director alongside the establishment’s government staff and board.
“I need to thank the extremely proficient employees and management at SculptureCenter,” Rattemeyer mentioned. “I’ve loved being a part of an impartial and artist-driven establishment main the dialog on modern artwork.” He added that the museum is “arrange for an unimaginable fall program and continued excellence.”
Rattemeyer, who in June 2019 was appointed director after spending 12 years at New York’s Museum of Trendy Artwork, the place he was affiliate curator within the division of drawings and work, assumed the put up on November 1, 2019, succeeding Mary Ceruti, who moved on to turn into director of Minneapolis’s Walker Artwork Heart.
Bove on the time lauded the Kassel-born Rattemeyer, who’s well-known for his eye for rising expertise and for sustaining a broad worldwide community as a passionate idealist, whereas Andreas Beroutsos, SculptureCenter’s board chair, cited him as “the logical alternative.”
Rattemeyer spent only some months on the establishment earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic pressured its closure. Working via the peak of the pandemic, he ready what the museum in a press release described as a “rigorous and thrilling program.”
The museum will reopen on September 24 with Tishan Hsu and Jesse Wine’s first New York solo exhibits, that are curated by Sohrab Mohebbi and Kyle Dancewicz, respectively.