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Discussion: Kate Fowle And Rashid Johnson

March 2016

In this discussion, Kate Fowle, talks with artist Rashid Johnson about his installation Within Our Gates, on show in Garage Atrium.

Within Our Gates is a labyrinthine living ecosystem that took over a year to develop and more than two weeks for the artist and his team to build in the museum, with visitors able to watch as it developed. This talk revealed some of the ideas behind the process, as well as giving audiences the opportunity to hear directly from the artist what he now thinks about the work he has made, which is the biggest project he has ever created.

Rashid Johnson was born in 1977 in Chicago, Illinois. Select exhibitions include the 2011 Venice Biennale; a survey show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2012), which traveled to the Miami Art Museum; the High Museum, Atlanta; and the Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis. Johnson has also had large-scale solo exhibitions at the South London Gallery (2012); Ballroom Marfa, Texas (2013), which traveled to MCA Denver in 2014; the George Economou Collection in Athens (2014); and most recently at The Drawing Center in New York (2015). He lives and works in New York.

Kate Fowle is Chief Curator of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and Director-at-Large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York, where she was Executive Director from 2009 to 2013.

Courtesy of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art


Discussion, Fowle, Johnson