Randy Kennedy Photo: Tony Cenicola for the New York Times

Hauser & Wirth Names Randy Kennedy as Director of Special Projects

New York Times reporter Randy Kennedy, who has written for the publication for the past twenty-three years, will join Hauser & Wirth as director of special projects. In the new position, Kennedy will serve as editor in chief of the gallery’s magazine Volume. He will also be responsible for a number of new editorial, writing, and documentary projects for both the Web and print.

“We are thrilled and honored to welcome Randy Kennedy to Hauser & Wirth,” Marc Payot, a partner in the gallery, said in a statement. “For some years now, he has been a member of our large, extended art world family through his passionate engagement with art and artists, including many represented by the gallery.”

During his career at the New York Times, Kennedy conducted interviews with a number of artists including Pipilotti Rist, Pierre Huyghe, Mark Bradford, Christoph Büchel, Paul McCarthy, and Isa Genzken. He is the author of Subwayland: Adventures in the World Beneath New York (2004), based on a weekly column he wrote for several years. His first novel, Mr. Fool, is set in Texas in the 1970s and will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2018.