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Kitchen Memories: My Geeky Love For Stanley Love

By Nico Grelli

Apr 20, 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 Nico Grelli, House Manager and Box Office Attendant. “50 Million Buffalo used to roam these lands. What’s this bullshit? What’s this bullshit?” — Stanley Love and Stanley Love Performance Group IN THE FALL OF 2017, Stanley Love Performance Group (SLPG) was the first large-scale show that I worked as House Manager at The Kitchen. It being my inaugural show was special for me from the jump-o... Read On

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From the Archives: Birnbaum, Bender, Perry

By Elizabeth Wiet

Apr 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 Elizabeth Wiet, 2019–2020 Curatorial Fellow. Following the conversation that The Kitchen hosted between Dara Birnbaum and Sondra Perry on February 15, I was moved to write an essay exploring The Kitchen’s history of supporting video made by female artists and assessing the formal and thematic concerns linking their work. Bringing in Gretchen Bender as an intermediary interlocutor, I closely analyze Birnbaum’s single-channel video Technology/Transf... Read On

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Kitchen Memories: Looking Back on Assembly

By Jesse Cao

Apr 6, 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 Jesse Cao, a Curatorial Intern at The Kitchen from June–August 2019. Over the course of three weekends in June 2019, the ASSEMBLY series made a spirited contribution to ongoing discussions both within The Kitchen and in the art world at large about the relationships between space and performance. Organized by Kevin Beasley and The Kitchen’s curatorial team, ASSEMBLY invited sixteen performers to occ... Read On

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The Kitchen’s New Online Initiatives

By The Kitchen

Mar 30, 2020

In the midst of a deeply uncertain and difficult time marked by physical distance, we have expanded our online programming in an effort to support artists and keep our community connected. We are pleased to launch a new weekly lineup of online initiatives that offer opportunities to engage virtually with artists, to experience seminal works that have taken place at The Kitchen, and to learn more about our institution’s history. On Mondays, we will publish new material on our Blog. This week, we inaugurated Kitchen Memories—a series of first-hand reflections on past programming written by current and former staff members and artists—with a piece by The Kitchen’s Box Office Manager and artist Neal Medlyn. We also invite you to revisit recent blog posts, including a recap of February’s L.... Read On

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Kitchen Memories: Smoking in the Stairwell

By Neal Medlyn

Mar 30, 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 Neal Medlyn, Box Office Manager. I came across Chantal Akerman’s work when I first moved to New York City in August 2001. My future wife, a native New Yorker, told me about News From Home (1977), a film made up of long static or panning shots of the city—mostly empty platforms, mundane East Village corners, and the like. I had begun doing solo performance work only about a year before, and by the ti... Read On

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