The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago names new Senior Curator: Dieter Roelstraete
Dieter Roelstraete (center) with Lawrence Weiner (left) and Liam Gillick (right).

CHICAGO, IL.- Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, announced that Dieter Roelstraete has been appointed the new Manilow Senior Curator at the MCA. Roelstraete is currently the Curator of MuHKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst) in Antwerp, Belgium, where he has organized large-scale group exhibitions and monographic shows. He will assume his new responsibilities at the MCA in February 2012.

"Dieter is a wildly productive and extraordinarily smart curator who has addressed a wide range of art -- geographically, generationally, materially -- in his writings and exhibitions over the past several years, says Darling. "We felt his range of knowledge and broad curiosity would be perfect for the MCA in our attempt to cast as wide a net as possible in seeking out the most compelling art from around the world. Importantly, I first started hearing about him from artists who found in him a sympathetic and intelligent translator of their projects, and that kind of endorsement is very important to us. He brings with him an international network of colleagues and collaborators which will extend the MCA's reach far beyond Chicago; but at the end of the day, he is also a really charming person who we are all very much looking forward to working with."

Originally trained as a philosopher at the University of Ghent, Belgian-born Roelstraete has worked at the MuHKA since 2003. His curatorial projects there include Emotion Pictures (2005); Intertidal, a survey show of contemporary art from Vancouver (2005); The Order of Things (2008); Auguste Orts: Correspondence (2010); Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner - A Syntax of Dependency (2011); A Rua: The Spirit of Rio de Janeiro (2011) and the collaborative projects Academy: Learning from Art (2006); The Projection Project (2007); and All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (2009). He is currently preparing a retrospective of Chantal Akerman, opening at MuHKA in February 2012.

In 2005, Roelstraete co-curated Honoré d'O: The Quest in the Belgian pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale. He has also organized solo exhibitions of Roy Arden (Vancouver Art Gallery, 2007), Steven Shearer (De Appel, Amsterdam, 2007), and Zin Taylor (Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, 2011), as well as small-scale group shows in galleries and institutions in Belgium and Germany.

Today's News

November 1, 2011

Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay on view at the National Museum of Singapore

A ritual bath (Miqve) dating to the Second Temple Period was discovered near Kibbutz Zor'a

Chinese vase "discovered" in Shropshire is expected to fetch £500,000 at auction in London

Museum's paleontologists discover new dinosaur species above the Arctic in far north Alaska

Tate Britain announces Picasso and Modern British Art exhibition for February 2012

Michael Schwartz: Exhibiting four centuries of top-quality European art from Rembrandt to Picasso

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago names new Senior Curator: Dieter Roelstraete

Phillips de Pury & Company announces the highlights from its New York Contemporary art sales

Sotheby's to offer Art Deco masterpieces in its 20th century decorative arts & design sale

Fall prints auction at Bonhams a success with top lots from Frankenthaler and Warhol

The Museo del Prado is increasing its activities by opening every day of the week

Sotheby's Geneva to auction a superb suite of imperial jewels in Magnificent Jewels sale

Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Lalique, Daum, Galle, Tiffany, headline Rare Art Glass at Heritage Auctions

Great start into autumn auction season in Munich

Yona Friedman: Architecture without building at the Ludwig Museum in Budapest

'Nan Goldin: Scopophilia' exhibition at Matthew Marks

Alternative to Artissima: Art event to be held in a former prison, each gallery to show work in a cell!

National Portrait Gallery presents Private Eye: Photographs by Lewis Morley

An early solution to piracy on the high seas, the Blunderbuss, for sale at Bonhams in London

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Morgan explores the Medieval world's fascinating approach to the passage of time

2.- Experts discover hidden ancient Maya structures in Guatemala

3.- Egyptian archaeologists unveil tomb of Old Kingdom priestess Hetpet

4.- The Speed Art Museum and Italian Ministry reach loan agreement on ancient calyx-krater

5.- Major exhibition features artistic masterpieces from the glorious Church of the Gesù

6.- From Beowulf to Chaucer, the British Library makes 1,000 years of rich literary history freely available online

7.- Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines

8.- Trish Duebber is new Coordinator of Youth Programs at Boca Raton Museum Art School

9.- Exhibition examines the way art, like language, was used to articulate a rhetoric of exclusion

10.- The Dallas Museum of Art announces gift of three major European works

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful