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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

On Mind

September 22, 2023

Roundtable Discussion with Sharmi Basu, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Amirtha Kidambi, Rajna Swaminathan, and Asha Tamirisa

What follows is a heavily edited transcription of a roundtable discussion undertaken as part of The Kitchen's 2022–2023 L.A.B. Research Residency.

September 22, 2023

Introduction to "Song Book: The Quotient of Desire"

What follows is an experiment in the offerings of residue. The partial traces of something that has already happened. Between absence and presence residue is rife with the potential for porosity, the unchartered movements between, amongst, and beyond.

September 21, 2023

The Extra Dimension of Reinvention

The following text is the accumulation of loose notes and fragmentary thoughts related to time spent with The Kitchen’s archive, the documented history of Butch Morris that lives online, and the writing of Katherine McKittrick.

September 20, 2023


When I consider the tools we are often equipped with for knowing, how they conscript the object of analysis to measurement ... I am no longer surprised by the discomfort felt with what falls outside of genre and exceeds grammar.

September 19, 2023

Locating the Poetics of Collage in Blondell Cummings’s "Chicken Soup"

The kitchen is a landscape imbued with collage: a mélange of symbols, signs, and gestures arranged on one canvas. In the kitchen, the visual materials that inform the art historical tradition exist instead as sensorial ingredients.

September 8, 2023

Rashaad Newsome and Kalup Linzy at The Kitchen

In February of 2009, Rashida Bumbray, during her tenure as an associate curator at the Kitchen, invited Rashaad Newsome and Kalup Linzy to collaborate on a project that would be staged in The Kitchen’s iconic black box theater.

July 31, 2023

Pluralized Precedent: Black Queer Culture in Art at The Kitchen

Together, these Spotlight programs reconceptualize forms of revolutionary visibility, re-visiting and re-membering through processes of referential, liminal conversation.