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From the Archives: Joan Logue

By Keenan Saiz

Jul 13, 2020

“From the Archives” is a series that spotlights The Kitchen’s history. As a complement to our Archive Website, these posts offer focused reflections on the artists, exhibitions, events, and institutional practices that have defined and shaped The Kitchen since its founding in 1971. This From the Archives post is written by Keenan Saiz, Winter/Spring 2020 Curatorial Intern. ARTISTS ARE SKILLED AT ADAPTING to ever-changing conditions in society and technology. During a time when artists are grappling with the circumstances created by COVID-19 and quickly developing new avenues to show their work beyond physical spaces, I was inspired to look more closely at the career of video artist Joan Logue and specifically at her series from the 1970s and 1980s that experimented with reposi... Read On

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From Our Artists: Recent Projects Online

By Rayna Holmes

Jul 11, 2020

In an effort to support our artists during this moment in which concerts, exhibitions, album releases, book launches, and other events are cancelled or postponed, The Kitchen is compiling weekly selections of projects that you can engage with from home. Each week, we’ll highlight a Kitchen artist’s recent work—a new album, book, zine, essay, online exhibition, etc.—on our channels.  To receive these features in your feeds, follow us on Instagram or Facebook. A complete list of all featured artists is aggregated below. Check back every Saturday to see our latest weekly feature! JULY 11 Moyra Davey: Index Cards (new book) Released this May via New Directions Publishing, Index Cards is an essential selection of photographer and filmmaker Moyra Davey’s sly, surprising, and ... Read On

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Kitchen Memories: Summer of Alternative Histories

By Lauren Cronk

Jun 29, 2020

“Kitchen Memories” is a new series of first-hand reflections on past programming. Spotlighting a diverse range of perspectives from our community—including those of current and former staff members and artists—these posts reveal the ways that The Kitchen’s events, performances, and exhibitions inform these individuals’ work and thinking. This Kitchen Memories post is written by Lauren Cronk, Manager, Individual Giving and Events. WE WALKED DOWN TENTH AVENUE in the early afternoon, sun overhead with no shade cover from trees or buildings. On many blocks you could see directly out to the Hudson. We may have stopped into a few commercial galleries along the way; I truly can’t recall. But when we reached 19th Street we headed straight for 512, into the lobby, then the elevator,... Read On

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The Kitchen’s Partnership with Liberty High School

By Lindsay Hockaday

Jun 22, 2020

This post is written by The Kitchen’s Lead Teaching Artist, Lindsay Hockaday. FOR OVER TWO DECADES, The Kitchen has maintained a partnership with a public high school located on 18th Street, just blocks from our building in Chelsea: Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers. Serving new immigrant students or students who still require English acquisition in grades 9 through 12, Liberty is a unique learning community comprising individuals of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds who are making the transition into the American educational system. Through this partnership program, The Kitchen works with classes at Liberty to integrate theater and art teaching into the curriculum, introducing the arts as a valuable field through which students can build language skills and arts l... Read On

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The Kitchen’s Upcoming Programs and Actions

By The Kitchen

Jun 22, 2020

Dear Friends, In recent weeks, The Kitchen has paused its programming in solidarity with protesters throughout the world calling for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Layleen Polanco, Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells, Riah Milton, and Rayshard Brooks, among countless others whose lives have been taken at the hands of police brutality and white supremacy. We reiterate our statement that Black Lives Matter. And we reaffirm our belief that serious reform is needed to address the pervasive structural inequities embedded in social systems, both within culture broadly and, closer to home, within our own organization as one that is devoted to rethinking and reorienting the spaces we share. As a small team that works closely with our artists, we understand this is... Read On

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