Sabine Breitwieser, the Museum of Modern Art‘s chief curator of media and performance art, is leaving her post to become director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Artforum reports. She will replace outgoing director Toni Stoos next fall. Since starting at MoMA in 2010, Breitwieser has made a considerable impact and capably filled the large, stylish shoes of Klaus Biesenbach, who left the position to lead MoMA PS1.
Among other events, she hosted Fluxus great Alison Knowles for a series of identical lunches and encouraged Martha Rosler to hold a massive garage sale in the museum’s atrium, which takes place next month. Before jumping the pond, Breitwieser will co-curate Isa Genzken‘s first U.S. museum survey at MoMA, which opens November 13, 2013.
The Austrian curator founded the Generali Foundation in Austria in 1988 and was co-curator of the Liverpool Biennial from 2003 to 2004. Stoos, who she’ll be replacing, has been the director of the MdM Salzburg since 2006.
— Julia Halperin