Fowle leaves her position as executive director of New York's Independent Curators International (ICI), a nonprofit founded in 1975 and known for producing contemporary art exhibitions and training curators. Renaud Proch, an ICI deputy director since 2009, will take over as executive director. Fowle, executive director since 2009, will remain as ICI's director-at-large. Read more
As Claire Bishop indicated in her introduction to the "The Now Museum: Contemporary Art, Curating Histories, Alternative Models" conference from March 10–13, ours is a moment dominated by what curator Nina Möntmann has called the "corporate turn" in the arts-museum-grade exhibitions mounted at commercial galleries, commercial gallery directors hired as museum directors, and the continued proliferation of contemporary art spaces in "exotic," "peripheral" locales from Bilbao to the Bowery. Read more
Cookies, a Botticelli monograph and gold jumpsuits are just some of the disparate objects currently located in PS1's rotating gallery space. Curated by ICI (Independent Curators International) director Kate Fowle, the backroom features a temporary archive of objects and documents contributed by 40 of the Greater New York artists to represent the major influences in their work. Read more
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