The Art You Make Possible

By Tim Griffin

Dec 20, 2017

At the end of each year, it's humbling to step back and recognize what amazing works artists have created at The Kitchen.

In our gallery, think of a generation-defining video installation by Meriem Bennani or all-night loft party by Martin Beck; radical new choreography and staging by Jen Rosenblit and Geo Wyeth; open theater and feminist ethos of Kristina Satter and Half Straddle; incisive survey of social life after the Internet by Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina; and the humming and stretched sculptures of Aki Sasamoto.

Onstage, remember the sparklers and exploding glass vases of John Armleder and Christian Marclay; or Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self's magical opera as allegorical journey; and then Adam Pendleton celebrating Black Dada with the SugarTone Brass Band; or Sarah Michelson ending her performance by literally driving down 19th Street in a sedan. To say nothing of the triumphant returns of The Raincoats, Jonathan Richman, and Stanley Love.

Yet even more humbling for The Kitchen is that none of these remarkable efforts could have been realized without you.

Please make your contribution today in any amount – from $5 to $500, or more – so we can help artists create innovative projects during the season ahead.

Your support today is essential, making possible a landmark series on composer Julius Eastman; new performances and exhibitions by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Camae Ayewa/Moor Mother, and Marianna Ellenberg; and a collaboration with The Racial Imaginary Institute, among so many other projects.

Everyone donating $50 or more by December 31 will be entered into a drawing for both a Jonathan Richman concert poster by Lawrence Weiner and a Raincoats concert poster. For every five gifts, we will give away one set of posters.

Also, every individual contributing $500 or more by December 31 will be entered into a drawing for one limited-edition silkscreen print of your choice from a portfolio of seven prints by John Armleder and Christian Marclay ($2,500 retail value) created on the occasion of their performances at The Kitchen this year. We will give away one for every five gifts at this level.

Thank you to everyone who has already given so generously, and we cannot wait to see you in the new season! Happy Holidays!

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