Museo Jumex Appoints Julieta González Chief Curator and Interim Director in Aftermath of Hermann Nitsch Fiasco

The Museo Jumex, in Mexico City
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Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City has appointment Julieta González as chief curator and interim director of Museo Jumex.

González, who will take up the post in July 2015, will substitute Patrick Charpenel, who directed the museum since its launch in November 2013.

Charpenel resigned in February (see Will Museo Jumex Lose Director Over Canceled Hermann Nitsch Show?) in the aftermath of the cancellation, in late January, of a Hermann Nitsch exhibition (see Museo Jumex Cancels Hermann Nitsch Show Over Animal Rights Protest).

The show’s cancellation had been requested by animal rights campaigners, who objected to Nitsch’s use of animals in his work (see Austrian Ambassador in Mexico Supports Hermann Nitsch over Museo Jumex Cancellation).

“Although Patrick is now moving on, the bonds between him and Museo Jumex are indissoluble,” Eugenio López Alonso, founder of the Colección Jumex, stated on a press release. “I am certain we will have the opportunity to collaborate with him in the future.”

Venezuelan-born González was recently appointed adjunct curator of modern and contemporary art at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, and was previously senior curator at the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City and adjunct curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York City.

From 2009 through 2012 she was associate curator of Latin American art at Tate Modern, London.

“Julieta González is widely admired as one of the most knowledgeable and insightful authorities on the contemporary art scene, and on Latin American art,” stated López Alonso. “Respected by artists and her fellow professionals alike, she will bring extraordinary vigor and intelligence to Museo Jumex.”


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