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A First in Leadership Is Never Truly First

By Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator

Sep 7, 2021

Dear Friends, In September 1980—41 years ago, and less than a decade beyond The Kitchen’s initial founding—Linda Goode Bryant, founder of avant-garde art space Just Above Midtown Gallery, launched an exhibition titled Dialogues, which brought into conversation artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, alongside fifteen New York City spaces deemed part of the “alternative art scene.” The Kitchen was one of the participating organizations.* As an intersectional collaboration, Bryant’s orchestrating of this show was a timely critique of the state of the arts and, too, enacted a call to action across the field to peer into the future, considering radical and expansive ways in which “alternative,” “experimental,” and “avant-garde” could be reassessed, reimagined, and rearticulated. ... Read On

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Announcing Our Fall 2021 Season

By The Kitchen

Aug 18, 2021

Announcing The Kitchen’s Fall 2021 Season The Kitchen Gala Benefit, September 14Moor Mother, September 19Sophia Cleary: One & Only , September 20–October 2Fall Video Viewing Rooms on The Kitchen OnScreen, featuring work by Jen Liu (September), Ilana Harris-Babou (October), and moreUndoing Language: Early Performance Works by Brian O’Doherty , October 8Alex Tatarsky: UNTITLED FREAKOUT (TELL ME WHAT TO DO) , October 20–November 22In Support, featuring work by Fia Backström, Francisca Benítez, Papo Colo, and Clynton Lowry , Opening November 2021Claire Chase: Density 2036, part viii , December 9–11 The Kitchen is thrilled to announce a series of fall programs that will connect artists and audiences in-person for programs at 512 West 19th Street and online for presentati... Read On

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The Kitchen's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

By The Kitchen

Aug 18, 2021

The Kitchen's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines As of August 18, The Kitchen's Fall 2021 season will include programs that take place both in-person at our building at 512 West 19th Street and online at The Kitchen OnScreen. In order to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, and audiences, all guests who wish to attend an in-person program at The Kitchen must adhere to the following guidelines: • Wear a mask that covers your mouth AND nose while inside and in front of The Kitchen at all times • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others at all times when possible • Show proof of vaccination upon entry. All persons 12 years of age and older must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in order to be onsite. This means that 14 days have passed since your final dose of an FDA or WH... Read On

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The Kitchen Welcomes Legacy Russell

By The Kitchen

Jun 8, 2021

The Kitchen Appoints Legacy Russell as Its Next Executive Director & Chief Curator We are pleased to announce the appointment of Legacy Russell as The Kitchen’s next Executive Director & Chief Curator. Russell arrives to The Kitchen from The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she led the organization’s renowned Artist-in-Residence program, helped to expand its scope of acquisitions, and organized numerous exhibitions, including those curated in collaboration with Director & Chief Curator Thelma Golden as part of the Studio Museum’s ongoing partnership with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1. As Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Studio Museum, Russell notably organized Dozie Kanu: Function (2019) and Chloë Bass: Wayfinding (2019), each artist’s first insti... Read On

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Now Hiring for 2021-2022 Curatorial Fellow

By The Kitchen

Apr 6, 2021

2021-22 CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP Application Deadline: May 15th, 2021 Eight-month annual fellowship running September through May POSITION DESCRIPTION: This eight-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 artists. Founded in the early 1970s, The Kitchen supports and presents artists at all stages of their career working in the areas of video, dance, music, performance art, visual arts, and literature. This fellowship includes a $7,500 stipend and requires a time commitment of 16 hours per week, beginning in September and ending in May. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. The Kitchen en... Read On

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