SculptureCenter, the daring establishment in Lengthy Island Metropolis, Queens, that focuses on up to date works by rising and undervalued artists has named a brand new director. To fill the sneakers of its final chief, who resigned in September 2020 after lower than a 12 months, it has tapped one in all its personal: Sohrab Mohebbi, a curator at giant.
Mohebbi, 41, ascends to the highest function at SculptureCenter after having been on the Carnegie Museum of Artwork in Pittsburgh, organizing the Carnegie Worldwide, since July 2021. He had beforehand been a curator at SculptureCenter from 2018 to 2020 and has continued to work as a curator at giant there concurrently together with his put up in Pittsburgh.
“He brings an power, perspective and deep understanding of world cultural actions,” Carol Bove, SculptureCenter’s board chair, stated of Mohebbi. His new function was introduced on Tuesday.
Kyle Dancewicz, who has acted as SculptureCenter’s interim director since September 2020, will function deputy director below Mohebbi.
“As a director, it’s eager about how we will run the establishment curatorially, how we might be on the service of the artists,” Mohebbi stated in a telephone interview. “That’s what turns it right into a dream job for me.”
Mohebbi will assume his new SculptureCenter function in March, and see by means of the Carnegie Worldwide, which is in October.
SculptureCenter’s earlier director, Christian Rattemeyer, stepped down after 10 months within the function. (A spokeswoman for SculptureCenter, Jillian Scott, stated this week that on the time the establishment’s board had “determined to realign its administration to raised obtain their mission.”)
One other arts establishment in Lengthy Island Metropolis additionally named a brand new chief this week: Socrates Sculpture Park appointed Tamsin Dillon, beforehand with Artwork in Public, to the put up. She begins her new function on Feb. 22.