Art News reports that Klaus Biesenbach, head curator at P.S. 1 will be heading MoMA’s new Department of Media. The department will begin making acquisitions this winter, so get your CD’s ready, you new media artists.
I’ve been wondering about the experience of media in the gallery setting for months now; thinking about new delivery methods where pieces can get more than just a cursory viewing that the white box affords. Hopefully the curatorial staff at the new department will get to address that issue as well as showing us some work that’s been falling through the cracks between the other museum departments.