Tate Modern Director Vicente Todolí says Farewell

Artforum.com announced that Vicente Todolí announced today that he has decided to leave London after seven years as director of Tate Modern. In a press release Todolí said, “In my earlier career I worked for seven years in Valencia and further seven years in Porto. It was always my intention to take a pause at that point, but the opportunity to work in London was so compelling that I came directly in 2003. Now I feel that the time has arrived to take that pause, though I look forward to working with Tate Modern on future projects, including a major exhibition for 2011 which will be announced this autumn.”

Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate said, “Vicente has made an enormous contribution to the success of Tate Modern during his period in London. His distinctive vision has shaped the display of the collection, while a series of exhibitions has redefined early modernism. The tenth anniversary of Tate Modern in May will be a celebration of his achievement.”

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