Following last year’s decision to take over the publishing of its magazine, Tate is delighted to announce the appointments of Bice Curiger as Editorial Director, Simon Grant as Editor and Matt Watkins as Publisher.
Bice Curiger founded the internationally-renowned art magazine Parkett which she continues to edit and which celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. In addition she has written and edited a number of publications including a monograph on Meret Oppenheim, and the exhibition catalogues Signs and Wonder, Birth of the Cool, Hypermental and Public Affairs. As a curator she has most recently installed the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition at the Kunsthaus, Zurich. Complementing Bice’s experience and passions is Simon Grant, who was most recently Contributing Editor at Modern Painters. Previously he was Contributing Editor, then Editor-at-Large on tate: the art magazine from 1999 to 2002. He has also worked as an editor and critic including writing for numerous publications including the Times Literary Supplement, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Independent on Sunday and Prospect, as well as catalogue essays, including one on Paul Nash for Tate Liverpool’s exhibition in 2003.
Matt Watkins has worked on the Tate Magazine since 1999 and will be responsible for all commercial and publishing aspects of the magazine.
The magazine will be launched in May and will be published by Tate three times a year to coincide with the natural seasonal rhythm of Tate’s programme. Distributed to over 55,000 Tate Members, the magazine will concentrate on the visual arts and will be available at galleries and art bookshops internationally.
The magazine will be complemented by a bi-monthly guide providing listings and information relating to the wide programme of exhibitions and events at all Tate galleries. This free guide will be sent to Members and widely distributed throughout London at major tourist and visitor attractions.