Absolut Questions - Lars Nittve

Jun 15 2012
05:44 MIN

Born in Stockholm, in 1953, Nittve began his career as an art writer. He became chief curator at Stockholm’s Moderna Museet in 1986, going on to museum appointments around the world: as founding director of the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, in Malmö; as director of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark; as the first director of London’s Tate Modern; and, returning to Stockholm, as director of the Moderna Museet.

He is now the executive director of M+, a museum of visual culture opening in 2017 in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon district. Under Nittve, M+ in 2012 established of a foundational collection of Chinese contemporary art, with a gift of 1,463 works from Swiss art collector Uli Sigg.

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