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02 December 2009
Moritz Küng, nombrado director del Canódromo

Los comienzos pintaban mal: un proceso de concurso muy lento, sesiones abiertas de trabajo de finalidad incierta, concursos de ideas abiertos para una primera exposición que no forma parte del proyecto del nuevo director y algunas otras cosas… Hoy, por fín, se ha desvelado el nombre del nuevo director de Canódrom, Moritz Küng.

Mortiz Küng es un comisario independiente, nacido en Suiza y residente en Bélgica, actualmente jefe del Departamento de Exposiciones de deSingel, Centre International d’Art d’Anvers. Entre otros, ha sido comisario del Pabellón Belga en la Bienal de Sao Paulo (2002) y de la Bienal de Arquitectura en Venecia (2008). Ha comisariado exposiciones individuales de los arquitectos Abalos & Herreros, R&Sie-François Roche, Christian Kerez y de los artistas Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Joëlle Tuerlinckx y Heimo Zobernig, entre otros. En Barcelona, en la Sala Montcada, comisarió una exposición con Lara Almarcegui y Adrian Schiess (2004).

El nombramiento de Küng es una buena noticia, aprovechamos para felicitarle y para anunciar que pronto le entrevistaremos para conocer más detalles sobre su proyecto.

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