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The Kitchen L.A.B. Online: Regeneration

By Alison Burstein

Mar 30, 2020

Throughout the fall 2019 and winter 2020 seasons, The Kitchen’s L.A.B. series has focused on the notion of “regeneration,” with artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers gathering monthly to share work and ideas in response to this term. While the March L.A.B. featuring Lauren Bakst, Felix Bernstein, Gabe Rubin, and Narcissister has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are happy to have opportunities online to continue our collective exploration of this year’s key word. A vibrant group of artists from The Kitchen’s community have participated in this year’s L.A.B. programs. Since September 2019, a series of posts on this blog has captured some of the insights these artists have offered and the artworks they have presented during each event. In September, musician ... Read On

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A Dialogue with Muyassar Kurdi

By Elizabeth Wiet

Mar 26, 2020

Muyassar Kurdi is an interdisciplinary artist who works across film, movement, sound, and performance. Her record Voice Games , recorded in collaboration with Ka Baird, was released on Astral Spirits on February 28. This spring, The Kitchen has been working with Muyassar to develop a workshop for MoMA PS1’s Come Together (Apart)  festival, which streamed on Vimeo on March 28. To introduce Kurdi’s practice to our audiences, Curatorial Fellow Elizabeth Wiet interviewed the artist, asking her to expand upon her interdisciplinary background, her current projects, and her teaching practice. You’ve often underscored that you’re a self-taught artist. At the same time, you work capaciously across media: in dance and movement, music and sound art, performance, and film and phot... Read On

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A Dialogue with Felix Bernstein & Gabe Rubin

By Diana Ryu and Mack Somers

Mar 23, 2020

Since 2010, Felix Bernstein and Gabe Rubin have been working collaboratively on live performances, film projects, and multimedia exhibitions. Their multifaceted production is primarily informed by drag performance, queer theory, greek mythology/tragedy, and social media. The video installation Vomitorium , one of their largest-scale projects to date and their first project with The Kitchen, extends Bernstein and Rubin’s ongoing analysis of madness and mimesis in drag and trans performance.  Installed at Queenslab, The Kitchen’s partner venue in Ridgewood, Vomitorium is an octagonal amphitheater comprising four screens and four sets of risers, all facing the open center. From their seats, viewers can watch the three-hour video unfold while simultaneously watching other viewers sit... Read On

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Winter/Spring 2020 Events Postponed

By The Kitchen

Mar 17, 2020

Dear Friends, In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, The Kitchen has postponed the events listed below. We are committed above all to ensuring the safety and well-being of our artists, audiences, and employees. We will announce new dates for these events as soon as possible. · March 16, The Kitchen L.A.B.: Lauren Bakst, Felix Bernstein, Narcissister, Gabe Rubin · March 21, Choreographers Convening: Dance at The Kitchen in the 1980s and 1990s · April 3–4, Ka Baird with Max Eilbacher: Vivification Exercises · April 6–May 2, Dance and Process: Cuyjet, Hawkins, Pourzal, and Rodabaugh · April 15, The Kitchen Spring Gala Benefit Honoring Debbie Harry and Cindy Sherman (rescheduled for September 17) · May 15–16, Claire Chase: Density 2036, part vii  ·... Read On

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Announcing Our Winter/Spring 2020 Season!

By Tim Griffin

Feb 26, 2020

For our Winter/Spring 2020 season, The Kitchen will build on our tradition of giving artists free rein of our spaces—a tradition that has been central to our organization since the earliest days. We deepened our commitment to this practice throughout fall 2019 by initiating a new residency model that allows artists to shape our facilities according to the shifting needs of their project.  This season, we are thrilled to continue in this vein with three ambitious residencies in our partner space, Queenslab, where the expansive scale and open layout invite artists to experiment with exciting new formats for exhibitions, performances, and programs. Meanwhile, in our Chelsea building, we will be working with artists to reimagine the functions of each floor—moving outside their previou... Read On

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