tabula rosa at the moderna museet

i felt as if i should adhere to the current mentioning of sweden here at ts.  i recently read an article featuring a short q&a with daniel birnbaum, the moderna museet of stockholm’s newest curator (c. 2010).  daniel is a visionary of extraordinary lengths, who not only has vast experience in the art world, but spent most of his childhood in stockholm.  he wants to create a “tabula rasa” or clean slate for the museum, being able to envision “an experimental playground for contemporary artists”  this incorporates trying to transition the museum from a eurocentric institution, to a modular, globalized unit (where have I heard that before) …according to birnbaum, the secret of the art world is that, “nothing is hidden.”  perhaps this is an entity he will share with us in exhibitions to come. by sv