Tate St Ives has announced Sam Thorne as its new artistic director. Thorne is currently associate editor at Frieze Magazine, and was a founder of Open School East, a free-to-attend art school in East London. Thorne will join the institution in spring 2014, during a major \nextension and renovation project which will see the gallery space almost\n double.
Mark Osterfield, executive director, Tate St Ives commented: 'Sam's passion for contemporary arts practice coupled with his interest in the histories of modernism, ideally suit him to lead the artistic vision for our work in Cornwall. He brings a considered and dynamic agenda which champions an ambitious, internationally recognised exhibition programme, within the unique context of St Ives.'