Discussion: Kate Fowle, Garage Chief Curator, and Jerry Gorovoy, Louise Bourgeois' assistant and President of The Easton Foundation

Public Program Through the Looking Glass of Louise Bourgeois
24 сентября 2015
19:00–20:00

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On September 24th, Garage Chief Curator Kate Fowle will meet with Gorovoy, now President of Bourgeois' The Easton Foundation, to discuss the years he spent with the artist, reflecting on the life and creative process of Louise Bourgeois and providing an insider's view into the development of the Cell series.

With a career spanning seven decades, Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) is celebrated as one of the most significant and influential artists of the 20th century. It wasn't until Bourgeois was already in her 70s, however, that her work began to be recognised and appreciated by a wider public, when in 1982 she had her first retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Two years earlier, in 1980,  Bourgeois met the young curator Jerry Gorovoy when he included one of her works in a group exhibition. They went on to work together for the next 30 years, until her death in 2010 at the age of 98.  Gorovoy would play a key role in the development of some of the artist's most innovative and challenging works, in particular the creation of her ambitious Cell series, which pre-occupied the artist for the last twenty years of her life.

On September 24th, Garage Chief Curator Kate Fowle will meet with Gorovoy, now President of Bourgeois' The Easton Foundation, to discuss the years he spent with the artist, reflecting on the life and creative process of Louise Bourgeois and providing an insider's view into the development of the Cell series.

ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS

Jerry Gorovoy is Louise Bourgeois’s long-time assistant and friend, and now the President of her foundation, The Easton Foundation.

Kate Fowle is chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and director-at-large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York. From 2009-13 she was the executive director of ICI. Previously she was the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2007-08) and chair of the Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice, which she co-founded in 2002 for California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Before moving to the United States Fowle was co-director of Smith + Fowle in London. From 1994-96 she was curator at the Towner Art Gallery and Museum in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

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