Thursday, August 07, 2008

Here comes the judge

The judge for the Walters Prize is Catherine David the French born independant curator previously of Paris’s Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, which spectacularly changed from its famous collection of Impressionists to exhibiting contemporary art in 1991 and Rottadam's Witte de With in Rotterdam. From 1994-97 she was Artistic Director of Documenta X and has curated shows by Eva Hesse, Godon Matta-Clark, Robert Gober and Stan Douglas. Catherine David has also shown a strong interest in artists outside the main centres, "You know, modernism was not simply a tennis match between Paris and New York."