Hong Kong’s forthcoming M+ museum has snapped up Doryun Chong, associate curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, to be its chief curator. Artforum has the news. He will start at the museum in September.
Mr. Chong, who came to MoMA in 2009 from Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, organized “Ernesto Neto: Navedenga” (2010), “Bruce Nauman: Days” (2010) and “Projects 94: Henrik Olesen” at MoMA. His one-artist Walker exhibitions included “Tetsumi Kudo: Garden of Metamorphosis” and “Haegue Yang: Integrity of the Insider” (2009).
Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron is handling the design of M+, which is set to open in the West Kowloon Cultural District in 2017.