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An internship at the Museum of Modern Arts

by Jessica Suendermann - June 1st, 2017

Allianz is a proud supporter of contemporary art at The Museum of Modem Art. See how Allianz helped Harry CH Choi & Elina Sairanen’s dream of working at MoMA become a reality.

Q: Had you been to MoMA before the start of your internship?

Elina: “I came to the Museum for the first time last spring, and then came back many times before the start of my internship.

One thing that definitely struck me was the Nan Goldin exhibition—I have this memory of walking through that exhibition right before my internship interview.”

Q: Now that the internship is coming to a close, what are your next steps and goals for the future?

Harry: “As an independent curator in my 20s, I can do a lot. I have the opportunity to experiment.

I think this time in Seoul for three years will definitely give me the time and space to think about that. I want to write and curate shows.”

Harry: “Having the opportunity to work here was always a dream.”

Elina:  “I’m very excited about the future. The end goal is to work in some kind of museum after university.”

This year Allianz has been proud to sponsor a range of exhibitions at MoMA, including Teiji Furuhashi: Lovers, an immersive, room-sized multimedia installation.

Experience a 360 degree tour of the exhibition featuring a conversation between MoMA curator Barbara London and the artist, discussing the piece just prior to his death.


The latest exhibition that Allianz have sponsored is titled Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection brings together works by more than a dozen artists, made in the past decade and recently acquired by The Museum of Modern Art.

The artists that make up this intergenerational selection address current anxiety and unrest around the world and offer critical reflections on our present moment.

Erik van Lieshout (Dutch, born 1968). Untitled. 2014. Conté crayon, synthetic polymer paint, felt-tip pen, and vinyl on paper. 59 x 107 7/8″ (149.9 x 274 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the generosity of The Contemporary Drawing and Print Associates of The Museum of Modern Art in memory of Riva Castleman, 2015. 2017 Erik van Lieshout

Find out more about Allianz and MoMA here.


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