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Kitchen Broadcast is a new livestream performance series taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm EDT.

Our artist community has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis through the sudden loss of jobs and presenting opportunities, and we have postponed our previously scheduled Winter/Spring 2020 events. During uncertain times, our commitment to bringing artists and audiences together hasn’t changed, even if the circumstances have. Since gathering at The Kitchen is not currently possible, we have invited artists to connect from their homes to yours, through any form they see fit.

We are happy to welcome you to experience these Kitchen Broadcasts and to join the dialogue around them on our social media channels. To get announcements and updates on the series, follow us on Instagram and Facebook or sign up for our mailing list here. To contact us with questions about Kitchen Broadcast or to submit questions to the participating artists, please email broadcast@thekitchen.org.


Recordings of Broadcast Week 11 performances are below. 

To see recordings of all Kitchen Broadcast performances and to learn more about the series, please visit The Kitchen OnScreen.


Tuesday, June 23, 6pm EDT — David Joselit and Pamela M. Lee (Instagram: @davidtrip59, @pamelam.lee, @mitpress, Twitter: @mitpress)

On Tuesday, June 23, drawing on their recently published books Think Tank Aesthetics and Heritage and Debt: Art in Globalization, Pamela M. Lee and David Joselit will consider whether the deep structures of neoliberalism in modern and contemporary art that have developed since the mid-20th century will be challenged or undermined under current conditions of pandemic crisis. Together, their books propose an expanded model of 20th century art that helps us to comprehend recent developments of rabid nationalism, xenophobia, and crisis.

In Think Tank Aesthetics , Lee traces the complex encounters between Cold War think tanks and the art of that era. Lee shows how the approaches and methods of think tanks—including systems theory, operations research, and cybernetics—paved the way for a peculiar genre of midcentury modernism and set the terms for contemporary neoliberalism. Lee casts these shadowy institutions as sites of radical creativity and interdisciplinary practice in the service of defense strategy.

In Heritage and Debt, Joselit argues that the creative use of tradition by artists from around the world serves as a means of combatting modern art’s legacy of Eurocentrism. Modernism claimed to live in the future and relegated the rest of the world to the past. Global contemporary art shatters this myth by reactivating various forms of heritage—from literati ink painting in China to Aboriginal painting in Australia—in order to propose new and different futures.


Thursday, June 25, 6pm EDT — NAR (Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch: @narrokh, Venmo and Cashapp: @narrokh, PayPal: narrokh@gmail.com, Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/narrokh) 


BIOS

David Joselit is Professor of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard. He is the author of Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910–1941 (MIT, 1998), American Art Since 1945 (Thames and Hudson, 2003), Feedback: Television Against Democracy (MIT, 2007), and After Art (Princeton University Press, 2012). He co-organized the exhibition, “Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age,” which opened at the Brandhorst Museum in Munich in 2015.

Pamela M. Lee is Carnegie Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Yale University and the author of Object to Be Destroyed: The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark, Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s, Forgetting the Art World (all published by the MIT Press) and The Glen Park Library: A Fairy Tale (no place press).

NAR is an artist, music producer, and DJ based in NYC. NAR has a musical background beginning in early childhood in LA as a multi-instrumentalist, playing in grade school orchestra and jazz band and continuing to study music theory in college. They toured and recorded as a young musician in numerous bands until ultimately solidifying their passion as a producer and DJ. NAR creates music that fuses Middle Eastern soundscapes from their Persian heritage with club-bass undertones from their American upbringing. The artist’s unconventional aesthetic pushes boundaries of both sound and the visual through their work and collaborative projects like burqa. Recently, NAR caught the attention of Rihanna and composed original scores for the latest Fenty Beauty by Rihanna campaigns. 

NAR has toured Europe, Asia, and the US, opening for artists such as Future, Sophie, Kelela, Mykki Blanco, and Total Freedom among others. NAR has performed at art institutions across the globe including the Istanbul and Performa Biennials, Miami Art Basel, ICA, New Museum, and MoMA. NAR has also curated runway music for Gypsy Sport, Kaimin, LRS, and Yajun NYFW presentations. Most recently they’ve performed at iii points festival, Boiler Room, and Red Bull music festival. Upcoming projects include a full-length album, a remix EP, music videos, collaborations, and official remixes.

Kitchen Broadcast is made possible with the support of the NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and Howard Gilman Foundation; 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.

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