Thorsten Sadowsky, the German-born director of the Kirchner Museum Davos in Switzerland, was appointed the new director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. He will succeed Sabine Breitwieser, who did not apply for an extension of her contract. Previously, Sadowsky was director of the Kunsthalle Aarhus in Denmark and founding director of the Museum Kunst der Westküste on the German island of Föhr. He will take up the post in September 2018.
“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of running a prestigious institution that has a strong profile in the fields of contemporary photography, performance, and the arts,” Sadowsky said. He added that he is looking forward to developing an exhibition program and curatorial vision for the twenty-first century in collaboration with the museum’s staff, noting, “It must be the goal of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg to become an international center for fine arts, photography and visual culture.”