Monday, May 12, 2008

Jérôme Sans, new director of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Today, eflux sent out a press release from the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art to announce Jérôme Sans as the new Director as of March 2008. The announcement comes now, while the appointment started 2 1/2 months ago.
Sans is no stranger to the Chinese world as he was co-curator of the Taipei Biennial 2000, bringing relational aesthetics-tinged art to Taipei, and he has worked extensively with Huang Yong-ping, Wang Du and the late artist Chen Zhen.
According to the May/Jun issue of Art Asiapacific, the appointment is somewhat controversial in that Fei Dawei had been "originally introduced as the center's long-term artistic director" and now the center's senior staff doesn't have any native Chinese. Western hegemony?

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