Progressive Museum Matched with Innovative Director
Museum Folkwang was the first public collection in Germany and was from
the outset progressive, collecting Modernists, supporting avant-guarde
movements in times of "reform," and dedicating energy to the exhibition
and collection of photography and new media. Today the museum's
photographic collection exceeds 50,000 works.
Kunsthaus Zürich's current head of exhibitions, is a good match for the
Folkwang. Bezzola has curated exhibitions with work by artistic
innovators, including Joseph Beuys, Françis Alÿs and Thomas Struth; and
contributed text to many catalogues. One of his more notable essays was
for the exhibition The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today. Surely Bezzola will make an ideal fit and lasting contribution to the Folkwang.
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