Tate director to judge Walters prize - Art Collector

16 June 2010 | New Zealand's Auckland Art Gallery has secured Tate Modern director Vicente Todoli to judge the $50,000 Walters Art Prize.

''There could hardly be an art museum director anywhere in the world so perfectly qualified for the task,'' says Auckland Art Gallery director Chris Saines. ''Vicente's appointment follows a distinguished alumnus of Walters' judges, including the pioneering curator Harald Szeemann (2002), Museum of Modern Art senior curator and 2007 Venice Biennale director Robert Storr (2004), writer, curator and 2012 Documenta director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, and head curator at the Direction des Musees de France and freelance curator Catherine David (2008).''

Todoli leaves the Tate later this month after seven years, just in time to visit Auckland to view the finalists exhibition, which opens 24 July 2010, and announce the winner in October.

The four finalists this year are Dan Arps, Fiona Connor, Saskia Leek and Alex Monteith.

Jane O'Sullivan

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