PRINT March 2001


the Whitechapel's new director

CALLING ALL SOAP ADDICTS! Forget The West Wing and tune into some real drama: the UK curatorial scene's exits and entrances, which have recently offered more than usual fodder for gossip. Subplots first. After two years in situ, Christoph Grunenberg vacates the Tate's collections division to become director of Tate Liverpool. Globe-trotting Grunenberg (who's held posts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, the Kunsthalle Basel, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston) impressed selectors with his international savvy and is expected to strengthen the Tate's European and US ties. David Thorp, after eight years at the South London Gallery, leaves to become curator of contemporary projects at the Henry Moore Foundation, where he'll replace the late Robert Hopper and oversee artist-led initiatives across the UK. And Andrew Nairne, lead player at the acclaimed Dundee Contemporary

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