• Issue
  • Jan 02, 2024

Career Moves: Leading Roles

Portrait of X ZHU-NOWELL. Photo by Farah Al Qasimi. Courtesy Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai.

Change can be bumpy, even at big institutions. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA)’s director Youn Bum-mo faced scrutiny over an audit report in January before he resigned on April 18 under pressure for his political affiliations with the previous president. In mid-September, Youn Bum-mo’s replacement was announced: Kim Sung-hee, the former executive director and cofounder of the nonprofit CAN Foundation.