MoMA Names Martino Stierli New Architecture and Design Curator

July 15, 2014 twelve:12 p.m. ET

The Museum of Modern day Artwork on Tuesday named Martino Stierli, a professor at the University of Zurich, its new chief curator of architecture and style.

Mr. Stierli, forty many years old, will commence at MoMA in March 2015. In a statement, MoMA’s director, Glenn Lowry, named Mr. Stierli a person who “provides an intercontinental point of view and possesses an remarkable capability to brilliantly relate architecture and its image to its cultural context.”

As MoMA’s new architecture and layout curator, Mr. Stierli succeeds Barry Bergdoll, who in 2013 joined Columbia University as a professor of art heritage and archaeology. He proceeds to be a component-time curator at MoMA.

The appointment arrives amid debate above MoMA’s personal architecture and actual physical campus: It purchased and demolished the previous property of the close by American Folks Artwork Museum, in spite of protests from architects and preservationists.

Mr. Stierli’s career has incorporated explorations of architecture as linked to art, media and film. His multimedia exhibition “The Architecture of Hedonism: A few Villas in the Island of Capri” is on see at the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice. His touring exhibition “Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown ” came to Chicago’s Graham Foundation in 2010 and 2011.

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