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Ex-Documenta and the Venice Biennale-in-chief Okwui Enwezor is dead

The former Director of a Museum, Okwui Enwezor is dead. The former artistic Director of the house of art in München died at the age of 55 years, such as the Museum of the German press Agency confirmed on Friday. Previously, the Biennale was reported in Venice.

Shortly after his retirement from the house of art in the summer of last year, he had made his cancer public. In the "mirror" he had said at the time, he had the feeling to be in Munich, not more desirable.

The Nigerian-born Enwezor had taken over the office at the top of the prestigious house, which does not have its own collection and its exhibitions of works on loan and equipped, in the year 2011. In 2002, he was head of the documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany, 2015 56. Biennale of Venice.

Turbulent times in Munich

"There is never the ideal time to say goodbye, but I'm stepping back to a time when the house of art is an artistic Position of strength, has achieved," he said good-bye.

However, the house had turbulent times. Massive money problems were known. Also, the proximity of employees to Scientology, and cases of sexual harassment made headlines. The Board of Directors had already responded before saying goodbye and Enwezor a commercial Manager to the page. (SDA)

Created: 15.03.2019, 14:34 PM

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