After a long search, we’re pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Eleey as Visual Arts Curator. Currently a curator/producer at Creative Time, he’s organized public art projects including Cao Guo-Qiang’s Light Cycle (a pyrotechnic celebration of Central Park’s 150th anniversary in 2003), Jenny Holzer’s 2004 For New York City, and Doug Aitken’s film sleepwalkers (above), to be projected on the exterior of MoMA starting next Tuesday. He’s also worked with a range of fascinating artists, from interventionist Michael Rakowitz to Chinese artist Song Dong, who was featured in our exhibition How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age. He joins us officially on March 26. The New York Times writes that Nato Thompson, curator at MASSMoCA, will fill his shoes at Creative Time.
Peter has agreed to do a Q&A on his past work and what he hopes to do at the Walker, to be published right here in the coming weeks.