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Elena Filipovic Named Director of Kunsthalle Basel

Elena Filipovic has been named director of the Kunsthalle Basel. For the past five years, Filipovic has acted as senior curator at the WIELS Contemporary Art Center in Brussels. The Los Angeles–born curator replaces Adam Szymczyk, who was appointed artistic director of Documenta 14 in November of 2013. Filipovic was selected from a pool of 150 applicants by a committee chaired by Martin Hatebur, president of the Basler Kunstverein. Filipovic has a doctorate from Princeton and curated the fifth Berlin Biennale along with Szymczyk. She has curated a number of traveling retrospectives including “Marcel Duchamp: A Work that Is Not a Work of ‘of Art,’” 2008, and “Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects Without Specific Form,” 2010.