SFMOMA appoints new curator of contemporary art – San Francisco Chronicle
SFMOMA appoints new curator of contemporary art In a surprise move, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced the establishment of a new position, curator of contemporary art. Given its engagement with living artists and its strong reputation for collecting and exhibiting post-World War II art, one might have assumed that contemporary specialists abound among SFMOMA’s 20 full-time curators. […] says Ruth Berson, SFMOMA’s deputy director of curatorial affairs, contemporary art — which the museum considers to be “the art of the 21st century” — “isn’t their sole and primary focus, which is what we are doing with the appointment of Eungie.” Because I did live in the Bay Area for about 10 years, and in Los Angeles for about five. Joo, 48, was curator of the 2015 Sharjah Biennial in the United Arab Emirates, which presented the work of 50 artists from 25 nations and featured many commissioned new works and performances.