AMOA, Arthouse to start merger talks
Signaling a possible major shift in the cultural landscape, the Austin Museum of Art and Arthouse are to begin discussions of merging. For more information, read our letter from the editor. For the full article by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin in the Austin-American Statesman, click here.
CAMH names Dean Daderko new curator
The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston has named New York-based independent curator Dean Daderko to fill a curatorial vacancy. Daderko, who has organized shows for a number of New York alternative spaces as well as curatorial projects in Buenos Aires; Montreal; and Vilnius, Lithuania, will join CAMH in July.
From 2000 to 2005, Daderko operated Parlour Projects, a non-commercial exhibition space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which presented important early exhibitions by artists such as Allora + Calzadilla, Lygia Clark, Forcefield, Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, David Lamelas, and Judi Werthein, among many others. Allora + Calzadilla are currently the U.S. representatives at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, where their project Gloria is now on view at the U.S. Pavilion.
Daderko will assume the title of curator, which was held by Valerie Cassel Oliver before she was named senior curator after the Menil Collection hired away Toby Kamps, CAMH's previous senior curator.
Click here to read an interview with him.