German museum under fire for ceding control of exhibitions to dealers and collectors


Art, General Culture

“Leipzig’s Gallery of Contemporary Art (GfZK) is facing strong criticism for hosting a series of exhibitions which gives dealers, collectors and corporate art collections complete freedom to display their works as they wish. Chris Dercon, the director of the Haus der Kunst in Munich, describes the initiative, entitled ‘Carte Blanche’, as ‘exactly the kind of thing that we do not need in public galleries’.” (story)