Anne Barlow Named Artistic Director of Tate St Ives

She's currently director of New York’s non-profit Art in General.

Anne Barlow. Photo Courtesy Tate and Eric T. White.

Anne Barlow, current director of New York’s non-profit Art in General, has been appointed as the new artistic director of Tate St Ives, the museum announced yesterday.

She will take up the post in spring 2017, coinciding with the re-opening of the museum’s main galleries with two exhibitions—titled “The Sea” and “The Studio”—after an 18-month closure for renovations.

“This position uniquely combines my professional experience in contemporary art with a deep and long-standing interest in St Ives and its modernist legacy,” Barlow said in a press release. “Tate St Ives is positioned to be at the heart of international exhibitions practice and to be a center within Cornwall for artistic research and debate.”

Substantial plans for refurbishment and expansion of Tate St Ives, led by Jamie Fobert Architects, are planned to continue through next autumn, including additional exhibition, event, and learning spaces, as well as an area designated particularly for care of the collection.

Barlow has been at the helm of Art in General since 2007, where she contributed to the New Commissions program and launched the What Now? annual symposium. She also organized the relocation of Art in General from New York’s SoHo area to Dumbo in Brooklyn.

Prior to her position at Art in General, Barlow was curator for media programming and education at New York’s New Museum, and curator of contemporary art and design at Glasgow Museums.

She also curated “Tactics for the Here and Now”the 5th Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art—in 2012, and was co-curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.


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