Over three weekends in June, The Kitchen's building will contain three empty floors that will be stripped of their identity of gallery, theater, and office space; each floor will be activated sequentially through custom sound and video systems by musicians, dancers, performance artists and DJs, incorporating artists who have worked with The Kitchen over decades, as well as those new to the space. ASSEMBLY aims to promote thinking about access, collective thought, and recognizing how sound/music and the structure of certain spaces lend themselves to a nuanced and rich cultural exchange. By recasting the use of our building to more fluidly generate these ideas, The Kitchen can meditate on how non-profit institutions should represent, and be shaped by, their publics in the present day. Organized by Kevin Beasley, Lumi Tan, Tim Griffin and Nicole Kaack.
Participating artists include Suzi Analogue, King Britt presents Moksha Black, Richard Kennedy, HPrizm, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Lafawndah, Mhysa, Jason Moran, NAR, Angie Pittman, stud1nt, Logan Takahashi, David Thomson, Wetware, whoisskitzo, and Pamela Z.
Tickets: $10 General / $8 Members. Children under 18 free (reservation recommended).
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Saturday, June 15, 6:30pm—Suzi Analogue, Pamela Z
Sunday, June 16, 4pm—King Britt presents Moksha Black, Richard Kennedy
Saturday, June 22, 6:30pm—Mhysa, David Thomson, whoisskitzo
Sunday, June 23, 4pm—HPrizm, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, stud1nt
Saturday, June 29, 6:30pm—Lafawndah, NAR, Angie Pittman
Sunday, June 30, 4pm—Jason Moran, Logan Takahashi, Wetware
Please note all of these performances will be standing room only. The Kitchen is a wheelchair accessible location with ramp and elevator access to all public spaces. Service animals are welcome. ADA compliant restrooms are available on floors 1 and 2, and all bathrooms are gender inclusive. If you require specific access or accommodations or have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-255-5793 x 11.
Installation on view:
Friday, June 21, 11am-6pm
Friday, June 28, 11am-6pm
ASSEMBLY is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, and Cowles Charitable Trust; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Image: Kevin Beasley
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