Who is the new leader of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art? Competition ‘Fierce’ with incumbent directors
Beommo Yoon, director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Reporter Noh Hyung-seok
It was confirmed that the current director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Yoon Bum-mo, submitted an application and expressed his intention to re-appoint, while the art world is paying attention to the competition for the director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), which has been submitted on the website of the Ministry of Personnel Management (Nara Workplace) on the 16th. Director Yoon was appointed on February 1, 2019 and his term ends on January 31 next year. As a result of coverage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the art world on the 18th, the contest was submitted by Director Yoon, Young-mok Jeong, emeritus professor of Seoul National University, an authority in the study of Western contemporary art, Chan-dong Kim, former director of Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation Museum, and Jae-gap Yoon, former exhibition director of Busan Biennale. confirmed to be Also, it is reported that Mr. A, a former executive of the curatorial department of the National Museum of Art, has also applied for the application.
Young-mok Jung is Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University.
In the art world, there were many observations that Kim Hong-hee, former director of the Seoul Museum of Art and Lee Yong-woo, former CEO of Gwangju Biennale, who competed with the current director Yoon Beom-mo as a strong candidate at the time of the director competition three years ago and suffered in the final competency evaluation process, would enter the competition again. It was confirmed that none of the people had submitted an application. Critic ㅇ, who was expected to challenge the position of director from the progressive art camp, and Mr. B, the head of an art institution in the metropolitan area, responded to the reporter’s question about whether to apply. I am not in a situation to give an answer to,” each said. The recent boom in the Korean art market is unprecedented and there is widespread optimism that international exchanges will be more active than ever as Korea emerges as an important base in the world art world after next year. In this context, the new director, who will lead the landscape of public art museums in Korea, is expected to receive more attention than ever. The Ministry of HR Innovation selects two to three finalists through an interview after screening applicants through document screening. The recommended personnel will undergo background checks and competency evaluation, and the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism will appoint them as new directors early next year. Reporter Noh Hyung-seok [email protected]