Live! From The Kitchen Archives. Installation view, The Armory Show, New York, September 9-11, 2022. Photo by Arthur Hunking.

The Kitchen x The Armory Show

Live! From the Kitchen Archives

On View: September 9-September 11, 2022

The Javits Center (429 11th Avenue)

The Armory Show announces Armory Spotlight, the first program in the fair’s history to provide a complimentary booth to a premier New York cultural institution each year. A new extension of the fair’s decade-long Cultural Partners Program, the inaugural Armory Spotlight honors The Kitchen, one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit spaces that presents a robust, multidisciplinary program of art and performance.

Live! From The Kitchen Archives 3D Virtual Exhibition Tour

The Kitchen turns its archive outward to present a selection of live performance recordings made between 1976 and 1986. The recordings were originally released in the “From The Kitchen Archives” album series created in partnership with American composer and pianist Philip Glass’s label Orange Mountain Music between 2004 and 2015. In a presentation titled Live! From The Kitchen Archives, a digital jukebox features a selection of tracks by artists such as George Lewis, Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Sonic Youth, Steve Reich, and David Tudor that spans styles and movements, from experimental music known as “New Music” to jazz, No Wave, and rock. These recordings are layered into an installation of related print ephemera, creating opportunities to discover connections between The Kitchen’s music programming in the 1970s and ’80s and the other disciplines and eras represented in the institution’s rich archive.

The Kitchen's booth at The Armory Show. Photo: Arthur Hunking.
Live! From The Kitchen Archives. Installation view, The Armory Show, New York, September 9-11, 2022. Photo by Arthur Hunking.

Live! From The Kitchen Archives is organized by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator; Alison Burstein, Curator; and Alex Waterman, Archivist; with Angelique Rosales Salgado, Curatorial Assistant. Production by Zack Tinkelman, Production Manager; and Tassja Walker, Production Supervisor. Max programming and interface design for digital jukebox by Randy Gibson. Wallpaper installation designed in collaboration with Apply Stickers. The From The Kitchen Archives CD series was organized by Stephen Vitiello, artist and former Archivist at The Kitchen. From The Kitchen Archives No. 6 was curated by George Lewis, composer and former Music Curator at The Kitchen.


The Kitchen’s programming is supported by grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., Arison Art Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Inc., The Willem de Kooning Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Marta Heflin Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Open Society Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Simons Foundation, and Teiger 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 the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.