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Kitchen Memories: Looking Back on Assembly

By Jesse Cao

Apr 6, 2020

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. “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 pe... 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

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. “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 ... Read On

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The Kitchen L.A.B. Online: Regeneration

By Alison Burstein

Mar 30, 2020

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. 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 ... Read On

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A Dialogue with Muyassar Kurdi

By Elizabeth Wiet

Mar 26, 2020

Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. 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 ... Read On

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