Join us for a conversation with MoMA PS1 Director Kate Fowle, hosted by Rail Board Member Helen Lee and Rail Consulting Editor Joachim Pissarro. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Coco Sofia Fitterman.
Kate Fowle is the director of MoMA PS1. She was appointed in 2019 after six years as the inaugural chief curator of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia, and director-at-large at Independent Curators International, New York. During her tenure at Garage, she oversaw the institution’s transition from art center to internationally recognized, public-facing museum, establishing new infrastructure and developing departments of exhibitions, archives, education, public programs, performance, publishing, research, development, and communications. Ms. Fowle also worked closely with Rem Koolhaas and OMA to oversee the design and opening of Garage’s first 56,000-square-foot Museum building in 2015.
Ms. Fowle’s curatorial projects at Garage included exhibitions and commissions with David Adjaye, John Baldessari, Sammy Baloji, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Olga Chernysheva, Urs Fischer, Rashid Johnson, Irina Korina, Robert Longo, Andrei Monastyrsky, Anri Sala, Taryn Simon, Juergen Teller, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, among others. In 2014 she established Field Research, the first research-oriented program in Russia for artists, and in 2017 she established Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Coco Sofia Fitterman reading.