June 6, 2023


Arts Eternal

Matthew Slotover Named Chair of Turner Contemporary

Matthew Slotover Named Chair of Turner Contemporary

Matthew Slotover has been introduced as the new chair of Turner Modern day in Margate, United kingdom, effective January 1, 2023. He will triumph Clive Stevens, who has occupied the purpose because 2016. Slotover is a cofounder of Frieze magazine, which he assisted set up in 1991, and of the 1st Frieze art fair, launched in 2003. The occasion, which began in London, has expanded throughout the world, with iterations in addition taking put in New York, Los Angeles, and Seoul. Slotover stepped absent from the day-to-working day functioning of the fairs in 2020. From 2006 to 2021, he served as chair of the South London Gallery he is at present on the boards of the Arts Basis, Murmur, Sadlers Wells, and the Walpole Team.

“This is an huge honor presented the heritage of the gallery, its achievement, and the critical purpose it performs in championing the do the job of artists, advertising art and lifestyle in the region, and serving to maintain a additional resourceful and linked neighborhood,” reported Slotover in a statement. “I am psyched by the prospect of currently being equipped to guidance the director and contribute to its foreseeable future development and advancement.”

Stevens, a Margate native who arrived to Turner as a founding trustee 13 a long time back, announced his departure before this year. “Turner Modern day has been a catalyst for the regeneration of my hometown,” he observed in a assertion. “The trustees and I are delighted that Matthew Slotover will come to be the new chair of the gallery. Matthew has the capabilities and working experience to support the director, Clarrie Wallis, and to tutorial the gallery forward into its next 10 years.” Founded in 2011 and named for J. M. W. Turner, who regularly frequented and depicted the location, Turner is free of charge to the public.

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