The Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden, has announced Elisabeth Millqvist as its subsequent director. The establishment, set up in the southern coastal city in 2009 as an outpost of the bigger Moderna Museet in Stockholm, had given that 2017 been led by Iris Müller-Westermann, who is stepping down but will continue to be at the museum as a curator. Müller-Westermann cedes the reins to Millqvist on August 1.
Millqvist comes to the establishment from the Wanås Konst Sculpture Park, about seventy miles north of Malmö, of which she was artistic director and, along with Mattias Givell, codirector considering the fact that 2011. During her time at the park, dwelling to around seventy permanent web site-distinct installations unfold throughout eighty acres, she commissioned for the outdoor museum is effective by Igshaan Adams, Rana Begum, William Forsythe, and Yoko Ono, among the many others. As effectively, and also as a result of new commissions, she performed a crucial role in increasing the park’s dance and general performance system. Prior to her arrival there, Millqvist was a curator at Stockholm’s Magasin 3 Konsthall and worked on a variety of assignments with the Dia Art Basis in New York.
“It has normally been of central importance for me to function intently with artists and to guidance new tasks,” reported Millqvist. She continued: “In Malmö, the museum has been part of the art scene for twelve yrs, and it is however remaining formed by the town, the arts community, and the team. The museum is in a dynamic period, and I am very pleased to be entrusted with the chance to direct its improvement.”