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The Swedish Art Grant Committee has named curator and critic Daniel Birnbaum director of the International Artists’ Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS). Birnbaum, a regular contributor to Artforum, succeeds Sune Nordgren, who will become director of Baltic Flour Mills, the exhibition center being established in Newcastle, England.

Appointed for a three-year term, Birnbaum will oversee a program that began providing studio grants to artists and organizing exhibitions last year. IASPIS is housed in the Royal Swedish Art Academy, an allegedly haunted seventeenth-century landmark in central Stockholm that has inspired several novels and a piece by artist Spencer Finch, one of IASPIS’ first participants. The program sponsors ten resident artists at a time, each of whom receives a $1,250 monthly stipend and an apartment in the city. Birnbaum plans to keep mixing Swedes and visitors, emerging and

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