The nigerian konstcuratorn and writer Okwui Enwezor has died, only 55 years old. In 1982 he moved to New York to study and was the first non-european the honour to lead the Documenta in Kassel in 2002, which became globalisation and the postcolonial the mind major breakthrough in the art world. In 2015, he became the first african to lead the biennale of art in Venice.
for health reasons his position as head of the Haus der kunst in Munich, where he worked since 2011, and then revealed that he for several years been treated for cancer.
"I am deep grateful that he broadened our horizons," said Bavaria's minister of culture, Bernd Sibler in a statement on Friday.
Enwezor parting gift to the Haus der kunst became the newly opened retrospektiven with El Anatsui from Ghana – despite past allegations of budgetöverträdelser at the art gallery. In Sweden attracted the attention Enwezor 1999 for the multicultural exhibition ”Mirror's edge” at the Bildmuseet in Umeå.