artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:
Things haven’t exactly gone smoothly for outgoing Tate Modern director Chris Dercon since it was announced that he will take over Berlin’s storied Volksbühne theater next year. Now he’s been dealt another setback after the German capital’s senate rejected a €500,000 ($559,000) funding request for a cultural project.
In its third meeting of 2016 the charitable committee of Berlin’s Lottery Foundation chaired by Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller distributed €18.5 million ($20 million) to 35 projects promoting society, sports education, integration, and culture. And Dercon’s project wasn’t among those that received a grant… Read more
Image: Outgoing Tate Modern Director Chris Dercon was revealed as the new director of the Volksbühne, Berlin in April 2015. Photo: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair via YouTube