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Ice and Fire: A Benefit Exhibition in Three Parts

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Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

Ice and Fire is viewable online through an exhibition website designed by Wade Guyton, Jacqueline Humphries, Jon Lucas, and Eric Wrenn: 512w19.thekitchen.org

Click here to view a checklist of featured works.

To view a checklist of all works included in the exhibition, click here.

For more information about the exhibition or for a list of currently available works, please contact Lauren Cronk at 347-352-1464 or via email lauren@thekitchen.org.

Participating artists: Ai Weiwei, Ei Arakawa, Cory Arcangel, John Armleder, Ed Atkins, Tauba Auerbach, Kevin Beasley & Ralph Lemon, Robert Bordo, Carol Bove, Cecily Brown, Tony Cokes, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Trisha Donnelly, Roe Ethridge, Sam Falls, Peter Fischli, Cy Gavin, Nan Goldin, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Peter Halley, Rachel Harrison, Mary Heilmann, Charline von Heyl, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jacqueline Humphries, Alex Israel, Michael Krebber, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Simone Leigh, Zoe Leonard, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Rodney McMillian, Senga Nengudi, Albert Oehlen, Ken Okiishi, Tony Oursler, Virginia Overton, Laura Owens, Mai-Thu Perret, Stephen Prina, Matthew Ritchie, Ed Ruscha, Taryn Simon, Haim Steinbach, Emily Sundblad and T. J. Wilcox, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Danh Vō, Mary Weatherford, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Williams, Jordan Wolfson, Christopher Wool, Anicka Yi

In January 1986, The Kitchen moved from Soho to 512 West 19th street and presented its inaugural event called New Ice Nights, described as “two evenings of performance and media: a fire sale to accelerate the current thaw.” Three and a half decades later, The Kitchen is pleased to announce Ice and Fire, a benefit exhibition featuring artworks by artists from throughout the organization’s community in New York and beyond. The exhibition is installed on all floors of the organization’s three-story building on 19th Street in Chelsea. Funds raised through this benefit will go toward a planned renovation of these spaces on the occasion of The Kitchen’s 50th anniversary, ensuring that the organization will remain a platform for artists in the historic and beloved building it has called home since 1986.

The Kitchen’s building at 512 West 19th Street has been closed to the public since March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain closed in preparation for the renovation project, which will begin in 2021. Given the current state of the building, and in line with The Kitchen’s commitment to experimental program formats, Ice and Fire takes speculative shape as an exhibition that is available for viewing largely through reproductions seen online on this website and in a forthcoming exhibition catalogue.

Ice and Fire is curated and organized by artists and Kitchen board members Wade Guyton and Jacqueline Humphries with The Kitchen’s curatorial team of Tim Griffin, Elizabeth Wiet, Matthew Lyons, Lumi Tan, and Alison Burstein.

Gallery and Foundation Partners:  47 Canal, 303 Gallery, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Bortolami Gallery, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Massimo de Carlo, James Cohan, Sadie Coles HQ, Paula Cooper Gallery, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Massimo De Carlo, Bridget Donahue, Thomas Erben Gallery, Gagosian, Gladstone Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, Greene Naftali, Hauser & Wirth, Hannah Hoffman, kurimanzutto, Simon Lee Gallery, Lévy Gorvy, Lisson Gallery, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Matthew Marks, Metro Pictures, Carolina Nitsch, Friedrich Petzel, Galerie Francesca Pia, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Sprüth Magers, White Cube, David Zwirner.

Framing Sponsors: Minagawa Art Lines and City Frame

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