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Charles Atlas presents

Kitchen Follies

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No Longer Showing.

Charles Atlas stages “The Kitchen Follies,” bringing together a range of artists across performance art, dance, and music to stage the ultimate performance art variety show. Some are artists with whom Atlas has had relationships for many decades, including composer Julianna Barwick who will create a new work in collaboration with Jodi Melnick, performance artist Johanna Constantine, duo DANCENOISE, and choreographer Stanley Love. Others are emerging American artists with whom Atlas will be collaborating for the first time, such as choreographers Laurie Berg, the Illustrious Blacks (May 3–5 only), IMMA (May 10–12 only) and Solo Termite, with more to be announced! Atlas will film each performance live, using video cameras to simultaneously record, mix, and project footage as part of the performances. Hosted by Tyler Ashley, the Dauphine of Bushwick, the evening will be punctuated by new video portraits Atlas is making of contemporary artists as a continuation of his “Instant Fame!” project.

The Kitchen Follies accompanies Atlas’ exhibition the past is here, the futures are coming, in The Kitchen gallery from March 28–May 12. Atlas presents new video installations 2003 and The Years that incorporate aspects of his past works along with found footage and newly shot material. The gallery will be open until 7:50pm each night of the performances. For more information, please click here.

Organized by Katy Dammers and Tim Griffin

May 3–5, 8pm
May 10–12, 8pm
Tickets $25 General / $20 Members

Charles Atlas presents The Kitchen Follies is made possible with lead support from the National Endowment for the Arts; generous support from Luhring Augustine, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Suzy Coue-Wilson & Edward Wilson, Eileen & Michael Cohen, Jeffrey Deitch, and Barbara & Howard Morse; annual grants from Cowles Charitable Trust, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; 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.

New music and dance collaboration commission by Julianna Barwick and Jodi Melnick was supported by New Music USA. To follow the project visit the project page.

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