Sunday, June 16, 2013

Stuart Comer appointed MoMA's Chief Curator of media and performance art

Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art. Photo by Daniel Terna / Light Industry
Stuart Comer (photo by Daniel Terna/Light Industry)
Stuart Comer has been appointed Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, announced by MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry

Comer, who has served as Curator of Film at Tate Modern, London, since 2004, will oversee the department’s program of special exhibitions, installations from the collection, and acquisitions.  He will begin his new position at MoMA on September 23.

"Artists working across time-based media—from performance to the moving image and all of the many permutations in between—continue to push and reshape artistic practice in fundamentally challenging and exciting ways," said Comer. "I look forward to exploring this dynamic field and its rich history by continuing the development and exhibition of MoMA's distinguished collection. MoMA has become a leading institution redefining the role of media and performance in the museum, and this will be an exciting opportunity to further develop its programs in collaboration with artists, audiences, and colleagues."

Comer is a co-curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art 2014 Biennial, and will be working with both institutions concurrently until next March.

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