Hauser & Wirth announced that internationally acclaimed curator and scholar Paul Schimmel has been named a partner of the gallery. Schimmel joins Iwan Wirth, Manuela Wirth and Marc Payot in leading an enterprise founded over 20 years ago. Show More Summary
Nearly a year after Paul Schimmel’s controversial departure from MOCA as the museum’s long-standing chief curator in 2012, Schimmel has come out with his head high above water.
Presto. An image from The Big Book of Magic, new this month from Taschen. • Our favorite way to make $70 disappear is The Big Book of Magic. Newly conjured by Taschen, the century-spanning tome features hundreds of rarely seen vintage...Show More Summary
Former MOCA chief curator Paul Schimmel has signed on as a partner with the international gallery Hauser & Wirth. And yes, they are coming to Los Angeles.
Museum news junkies are getting their fix right now with a new expose on the ongoing MOCA saga. All the characters—Jeffrey Deitch, Eli Broad, and Paul Schimmel—seem to have covert motives, personal vendettas, and a screwball sense of the way the world really works. Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art is losing even more staff, though rather than firing legendary curator Paul Schimmel, this time, associate curator Rebecca Morse is leaving the institution of her own free will. We don't blame her.
In the Los Angeles Times, Suzanne Muchnic profiles Paul Schimmel. His final MOCA show, “Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-62,” closes today and travels next to the MCA Chicago. (Don’t miss Schimmel talking about “Destroy the Picture” on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.) I saved this for a week because I expected the New York [...]
MOCA chief curator Schimmel, the mastermind of ambitious thematic shows, leaves the L.A. art museum with another one of his signature exhibits — 'Destroy the Picture.' Ninety-six works by 26 artists from the United States, Europe and Asia, brought together to illuminate a big — but overlooked — idea.
I inadvertently, and stupidly, omitted an exhibition from my 2012 top ten list last week. The list now includes: “Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-62? at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Curator Paul Schimmel’s magnificent exploration of how artists around the world responded to the unprecedented killing and destruction of World War II doesn’t just [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Paul Schimmel, the former chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the curator of the new MOCA exhibition “Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949-1962.” The show is accompanied by a fascinating catalogue from Skira Rizzoli. The exhibition examines the way artists responded to the [...]
The wealthy group with five billionaires couldn't prevent the museum's budget from being cut or keep the forced resignation of Paul Schimmel from erupting in controversy. The trustees of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art meet around portable tables inside its galleries, because 39 members plus a museum director are too many to fit in its boardroom.
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In a letter to trustees, MOCA's executive committee announced it would steer its curatorial department in a new direction by hiring a chief curator to replace Paul Schimmel. According to the letter first published on Bloomberg, MOCAShow More Summary
In a fairly abrupt turnaround, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art announced yesterday that it will hire a new chief curator, after the controversial resignation at the end of June of Paul Schimmel, who held the chief curator position for 22 years. Show More Summary
A letter from members of the MOCA board's executive committee informs fellow trustees of the plan to hire a chief curator to replace Paul Schimmel. Following sharp criticism from many corners of the art world, the board of trustees at...Show More Summary
The crisis at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art, which exploded with the ouster of longtime chief curator Paul Schimmel on June 27 but has been simmering since the museum's near financia...
A month after its chief curator, Paul Schimmel, resigned under pressure, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angles has told the Art Newspaper that it will not participate in a traveling exhibition that Mr. Schimmel helped organize, devoted to the work of the British Pop artist Richard Hamilton.
The museum's ouster of curator Paul Schimmel and the celebrity-art interplay pursued by director Jeffrey Deitch is indicative of a greater, ongoing cultural conversation. Flash versus substance. Celebrity versus artistry. Popularity versus integrity.
For the last three weeks the Museum of Contemporary Art has been in an uproar over the resignation (some might say "ouster") of chief curator Paul Schimmel. Subsequently, four renowned artists who served on MOCA's board also resigned: Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, Barbara Kruger and John Baldessari.
It's been less than three weeks since Paul Schimmel, Chief Curator of MOCA, was fired and -- despite more than a dozen newspaper articles and an avalanche of reports on the Internet -- no one knows for sure what happened.