Michelle Kuo and Brian Goldstein at Harvard’s Carpenter Center in 2004 where they co-curated “VAC BOS,” an exhibition celebrating Le Corbusier and the 40th aniversary of the Carpenter Center. Photo courtesy Harvard University Gazette.
Last week ArtForum announced that Tim Griffin is stepping down as editor to become a roving editor at large. “Editing Artforum has been a fantastic privilege and deeply fulfilling, but I’ve done what I can do in this capacity,” Griffin said. “I’m excited that the publishers share my interest in exploring new possibilities related to the magazine, and that I will also have the opportunity to devote more energy to writing and teaching.” After seven years editing the magazine, Griffin wants to organize symposia and book projects, and produce a special issue of the magazine in autumn 2011. He is also completing a volume of his own critical writing on contemporary art. Michelle Kuo, who has been a senior editor at Artforum since March 2008, has been appointed editor. Kuo, a Ph.D. candidate in the history of art and architecture at Harvard University, is the author of numerous articles for Artforum, including essays on the work of Urs Fischer in November 2009 and on the history of fabrication for a special issue on the “Art of Production” in October 2007.
Perhaps Kuo will steer ArtForum in a more reader-friendly direction.