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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 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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The Kitchen Mourns with the AAPI Community

By The Kitchen

Mar 19, 2021

NOTE: This statement was updated on March 23, 2021 to correct previously misstated and newly announced names in light of updated information from the press. The Kitchen stands in solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander community experiencing continued racial and gendered violence. The murders of Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Soon Chung Park, Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, and Paul Andre Michels in the Atlanta area have followed a devastating year of exponential increases in anti-Asian hate crimes related to xenophobic scapegoating in the wake of Covid-19. Women have been the overwhelming targets of recent violence, and we believe it is important to use our platform to call out racialized misogyny. Much of this violence has been underreported or ... Read On

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The Stuff of Joyful Experimentation

By Tim Griffin

Dec 22, 2020

Dear Friends, Over the years, I’ve drawn inspiration time and again from something The Kitchen’s co-founder, artist Steina Vasulka, once told me about how this singular organization emerged during the 1970s. “It wasn’t by plan,” she said. “At least not at the start. Instead, it came to be simply by virtue of people coming together—sometimes just by walking up unsolicited to the front door—and, through their work, creating a home.” Home is not always a word one readily associates with art. Or, for that matter, with organizations like The Kitchen, whose legacy is entwined with artists whose work sometimes prompts a forceful rethinking of convention, and of culture. (Even in our challenging times, my favorite Kitchen adage might remain one longtime board member telling me, “If I don’t... Read On

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