Event

Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina: Asymmetrical Response

Gucci

Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

In military parlance, the terms asymmetrical and symmetrical are employed to refer to political provocations and diplomatic démarches, escalation and tension, and power dynamics of the highest order. Not specific to war, these terms also refer more generally to a set of relations that define our connections to power.

On the eve of Y2K, Russian­-born Olia Lialina—who is among the best-known participants in the 1990s net.art scene—first met American artist Cory Arcangel. Ever since, the artists have been deep in dialogue about the social and cultural impact of the Internet’s historical shift from a tool for military communication to an “information superhighway” promising open and equal exchange, and, finally, the increasingly asymmetric “content delivery system” we experience today. In this first collaboration, Arcangel and Lialina present complex bodies of work that arose through their continuing conversation. Curated by Caitlin Jones for Western Front, Vancouver; organized by Tim Griffin and Lumi Tan for The Kitchen.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the performance Olia Lialina: Bear With Me will be presented in The Kitchen's theater on February 18, at 8pm. 

January 11–February 18

Gallery hours: 11am–6pm, Tuesday–Saturday

Cory Arcangel and Olia Lialina: "Asymmetrical Response" is made possible with support from Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo & Michael Kantrow, Eleanor Cayre, Eileen & Michael Cohen, Hilary & Mo Koyfman, Lisson Gallery, and Team Gallery; annual program grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Accommodations provided by Ace Hotel New York. 

Ace Hotel New York is The Kitchen's Winter Season Hotel Partner. Use link below to book friendly room rates for a limited time.

Nyc Logo

Read an interview with the artists on the Ace Hotel blog here

Image: Olia Lialina, detail from Body Class Pimp, 2016

The Kitchen Blog

2695 07

I ♥ John Giorno at The Kitchen

Jun 13 2017

This summer The Kitchen is participating in I ♥ John Giorno, an unprecedented collaboration between leading non-profit and alternative spaces across New York, which are joining forces for the first time to mount a multilayered retrospective on the poet, artist, activist, and muse John Giorno...Read On

About Banner Image (1)

Curatorial Fellowship Deadline Extended

Apr 12 2017

The Kitchen Curatorial Fellowship: August 2017 - May 2018 This nine-month fellowship at one of New York’s foremost non-profit interdisciplinary arts spaces provides the opportunity to work closely with The Kitchen’s curatorial staff as well as with a wide range of performing and visual artis...Read On

Weiner Cale Featured V1

John Cale and Lawrence Weiner

Apr 12 2017

We are honored to celebrate John Cale and Lawrence Weiner at our Spring Benefit Gala this year. Both artists have had long relationships with The Kitchen throughout their careers, and as the gala nears we look back on their history here through a collection of images and ephemera from our archive...Read On

Read More on The Kitchen's Blog