After yesterday's annoucement that Helsinki Art Museum Director Janne Sirén will become the next director of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, art blogs and publications lit up with coverage. Here's a look at what some have been writing:
At Real Clear Arts, Judith H. Dobrzynski notes that Sirén is "not one of the usual suspects."
"This is key for Siren at A-K: Before he can do cultural tourism, he needs to get Buffalo excited about the A-K."
"...That Guggenheim Finland thing is in the 'worst idea ever' category. Hmm."
"...Buffalo does not know how great the A-K is. To ignore the local and to go cultural tourism would be a big mistake."
Much more to come, on Sirén's Guggenheim experience and his perception by Helsinki's residents, in future stories.