Director Of Perm’s New Contemporary Art Museum Fired

“The Russian contemporary art impresario Marat Guelman has been fired as the director of the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, which he created in 2008 as part of a project to turn the drab military-industrial Soviet city into a modern art center like Bilbao.” At issue are the finances of a summer arts festival and several controversial exhibitions, including one critical of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.