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Lanka Tattersall Joins MoMA as Curator in the Drawings and Prints Department

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA) in New York is welcoming a new curator. Earlier this month, Lanka Tattersall was named curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints. The appointment marks a return to MoMA. Tattersall served previously as a curatorial assistant in the museum’s Department of Painting and Sculpture for four years (2010-14). She is officially joining the museum in her new role on July 1. “Lanka brings with her both a fresh perspective about the art of the 20th century and a consummate insight into the generation of artists emerging today,” Christophe Cherix, MoMA’s chief curator of drawings and prints, said in a statement announcing the appointment. Tattersall is currently an associate curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), a post she has held since 2015. During her tenure at MOCA, she has organized several notable exhibitions. Recent shows include “Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin” (2018), which the museum described as bringing together the work of “three of the most influential photographers of modern life”; “Hito Steyerl: Factory of the Sun,” Steyerl’s landmark video installation first presented in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015; and “Lauren Halsey: we still here, there” […]

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