Klaus Biesenbach leaving Los Angeles museum for post in Berlin

Klaus Biesenbach leaving Los Angeles museum for post in Berlin

In yet another round of upheaval at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s artistic director and former director, is leaving for Berlin to run the Neue Nationalgalerie and the future Museum of the 20th Century, the Berlin museum announced Friday morning. The departure of Biesenbach came a week after MOCA, as it is known, named Johanna Burton to the newly created position of executive director, and said that she would share management duties of the museum with Biesenbach. He had been hired as the director of the museum in 2018 but was moved to the position of artistic director this year as the museum grappled with criticism over its lack of diversity and struggled with cuts forced by declining revenues in the midst of the pandemic. His abrupt departure is the latest complication for MOCA as it seeks
In yet another round of upheaval at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Klaus Biesenbach, the museum’s artistic director and former director, is leaving for Berlin to run the Neue Nationalgalerie and the future Museum of the 20th Century, the Berlin museum announced Friday morning. The departure of Biesenbach came a week after MOCA, as it is known, named Johanna Burton to the newly created position of executive director, and said that she would share management duties of the museum with Biesenbach. He had been hired as the director of the museum in 2018 but was moved to the position of artistic director this year as the museum grappled with criticism over its lack of diversity and struggled with cuts forced by declining revenues in the midst of the pandemic. His abrupt departure is the latest complication for MOCA as it seeks