By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR
Mass MoCA has announced that Denise Markonish will be the new curator, replacing Nato Thompson who left for New York's Creative Time. Markonish most recently came from New Haven's Artspace, coming off one of her best projects, "Territories", which will travel to the Galerie fur Landschaftskunst in Hamburg, Germany this spring. Markonish has many ties to Boston. She organized "Time Share" and "Body Double", a couple of the first shows at Art Interactive and was also the curator at the Fuller Museum in Brockton. Markonish was a graduate of Brandeis University and received her M.A. in curatorial studies at Bard College in 2002.
No word on the messy Büchel situation and how this might affect future projects, but no doubt Markonish will have her hands full with PR in the beginning. Mass MoCA has clearly initiated some of the best projects in the country and BRS wishes all the luck to Ms. Markonish.
Image found at The Exhibitionist.