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Celebrate 45 years!

By Tim Griffin

Dec 18, 2015

Please consider making a contribution here today to make innovative programs possible at The Kitchen as we celebrate our 45th anniversary. And view artists' projects below that your support made possible in 2015!

Dear Friends, 

As artists give a new shape to art, so it is that we try at The Kitchen to give new shape to an organization that might house it--and in a city and time vastly changed from our beginnings in a Soho loft.

In fact, time and again we hand our entire building over to artists, from Ralph Lemon and Chantal Akerman to Trajal Harrell and Tina Satter. And often our entire team, from curators and technicians to the box office, is involved in dialogues with artists attempting to develop a new chapter not only for their own work, but also for the ways in which they produce art, and how we--Kitchen staff and audiences alike--perceive it.

As The Kitchen celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, our space will host so many luminaries from our past--including Harold Budd, Glenn Branca, Joan Jonas, George Lewis, and Laurie Spiegel--at the same time that we are featuring new voices, from Andrea Crespo and Ed Atkins to Agniezska Kurant, all as part of a year-long program titled "From Minimalism into Algorithm." It promises to be a truly remarkable moment, bridging the eras and engaging unexpected conversations.

And yet to make all these projects possible, we need your support. Please consider a donation in any amount toward this celebration--whether $5, $50, $500, or $5,000--and join the generations of individuals who have helped drive innovation in the arts at The Kitchen across the decades. You can help determine the shape we take with artists today.

To mark this benchmark year for The Kitchen, every individual contributing $45 or more by December 30 will enter a drawing for a seat at our Spring Gala on May 26, 2016, honoring two more amazing artists from our history, Charles Atlas and Dara Birnbaum.

Please join today! And we will look forward to seeing you soon at The Kitchen.


Executive Director & Chief Curator
The Kitchen

Photo: Ralph Lemon's Scaffold Room © Paula Court

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