No Longer Showing.
Culminating five years of The Kitchen L.A.B. series, artists, curators, and writers reflect on the implicit and explicit politics of art-making in the contemporary cultural landscape. As a prompt for these reflections, participants consider the changing valences and values for the term position.
The Kitchen L.A.B. (its acronym stands for “language,” “art,” “bodies”) invites artists, authors, and curators to unpack ambiguous vocabularies in contemporary art by responding to them both in conversation and artworks. Each evening creates a kind of hybrid event—and, over time, a hybrid audience—that underlines not only points of commonality among disciplines and generations but also, as important, real differences.
April 13, 15, 20, 22
Thursday, April 13 at 6:30pm
with Andrea Crespo, Tere O'Connor, and Sahra Motalebi.
Saturday, April 15 at 4pm
with Claudia Rankine, Casey Llewellyn, Will Rawls, and Sable Elyse Smith.
Thursday, April 20 at 6:30pm
with Jaime Shearn Coan, Chitra Ganesh, Mariam Ghani, and Kaneza Schaal.
Saturday, April 22 at 1:30pm
with The Blow, Tristan Perich, Aki Sasamoto, and Tina Satter.
Performances by Aki Sasamoto happen each day of the LAB Conference as part of her exhibition Yield Point in the gallery. For a schedule of events see her webpage.
Please visit our companion website to see documentation and proceedings from the Conference, as well as original contributions by participants. This website also includes a link to the print-on-demand publication created in conjunction with the Conference.
The Kitchen L.A.B. Conference is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, VIA Art Fund, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides 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.
Photo: Screenshot from video documentation of The Kitchen L.A.B. on September 27, 2016.
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