The Moderna Museet in Malmö, Sweden, has introduced Elisabeth Millqvist as its subsequent director. The establishment, established within the southern coastal metropolis in 2009 as an outpost of the bigger Moderna Museet in Stockholm, had since 2017 been led by Iris Müller-Westermann, who’s stepping down however will stay on the museum as a curator. Müller-Westermann cedes the reins to Millqvist on August 1.
Millqvist arrives to the establishment from the Wanås Konst Sculpture Park, about seventy miles north of Malmö, of which she was creative director and, alongside Mattias Givell, codirector since 2011. Throughout her time on the park, residence to roughly seventy everlasting site-specific installations unfold throughout eighty acres, she commissioned for the out of doors museum works by Igshaan Adams, Rana Begum, William Forsythe, and Yoko Ono, amongst others. As properly, and likewise via new commissions, she performed a vital function in increasing the park’s dance and efficiency program. Previous to her arrival there, Millqvist was a curator at Stockholm’s Magasin 3 Konsthall and labored on a variety of initiatives with the Dia Artwork Basis in New York.
“It has at all times been of central significance for me to work intently with artists and to assist new initiatives,” mentioned Millqvist. She continued: “In Malmö, the museum has been a part of the artwork scene for twelve years, and it’s nonetheless being formed by town, the humanities neighborhood, and the workers. The museum is in a dynamic section, and I’m proud to be entrusted with the chance to guide its improvement.”