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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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The Kitchen Stands in Solidarity

By The Kitchen

Jun 1, 2020

Dear Friends, The Kitchen stands in solidarity with protestors throughout the world calling for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, amongst countless others whose lives have been taken at the hands of police brutality and white supremacy. We believe that Black Lives Matter, and that serious reform is needed to address the pervasive structural inequities embedded in our social systems. As an organization founded within the alternative space movement during the early 1970s, The Kitchen is devoted to the reorientation of spaces, conventions, and cultural habits, and we take imagining and creating other ways of being together in collaboration as a fundamental task of art. Through the decades, we have continually rethought our mission and role in suppo... Read On

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From the Archives: koosil-ja

By Diana Ryu

May 25, 2020

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. “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 Diana Ryu, Winter/Spring 2020 Curatorial Intern. A WAVE OF EXCITEMENT sweeps over me when I rummage through The Kitchen’s archive. It holds a trove of events, experiments, gatherings, and ideas that do not merely dwell in the past, but also offer diverse perspectives that remain applicable today. Take for example Memoryscan , a dance performan... Read On

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Oral History: JoAnn Fregalette Jansen

By Alison Burstein and Matthew Lyons

May 18, 2020

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. As The Kitchen approaches its 50th anniversary in 2021, we have been working to expand the collective understanding of our institution’s history by organizing a series of public conversations among artists who have presented work at the institution across the decades. Alongside these public programs, we have been conducting a series of oral histories with artists and other practitioners who have both shown at The Kitchen and served on staff in various capacities. One area that has been central to our research thus far is the history of The Kitchen’s dance program in the 1980s and 1990s: the now-postponed Choreographers Convening (which had been scheduled to take place... Read On

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From the Archives: Lynn Hershman Leeson

By Mack Somers

May 11, 2020

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. “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 Mack Somers, Winter/Spring 2020 Curatorial Intern. KNOWN FOR HER PIONEERING WORK in media art, performance, and film, Lynn Hershman Leeson has been exploring the relationship between humans and technology since the late 1960s. She has collaborated with The Kitchen on three occasions: as part of the New Works, First Runs screenings in 1990, as th... Read On

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