A horizontal black and white photograph depicting Mary Lucier, Charlotte Warren, Cecilia Sandoval, and Shigeko Kubota facing directly and turning toward the camera sitting next to each other on a round dining table with various lit candles and a floral arrangement in a vase interspersed around them.
Mary Lucier, Charlotte Warren, Cecilia Sandoval and Shigeko Kubota during a Red White Yellow Black planning session on E. 7th St, 1972. Photo: Mary Lucier. Image courtesy of Mary Lucier.

Cecilia Sandoval, Mary Lucier, and Charlotte Warren-Huey

Panel Conversation: Red, White, Yellow, and Black: 1972—73

On View: March 11-March 11, 2023

The Kitchen at Westbeth (163B Bank Street, 4th Floor Loft)


3 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Red, White, Yellow, and Black: 1972–73, the living members of the collective, artists Mary Lucier, Cecilia Sandoval, and Charlotte Warren gather in conversation with co-curators Lumi Tan, former Senior Curator, The Kitchen and Lia Robinson, Director of Programs and Research, Shigeko Kubota Video Art Foundation to reflect on the legacy of the performances and the divergent directions their lives took afterwards.

In December 1972 and April 1973, Shigeko Kubota, Mary Lucier, Cecilia Sandoval and Charlotte Warren conceived of “multimedia concerts” at The Kitchen under the coalition Red, White, Yellow and Black—a name that explicitly associated each member with their cultural identity. Exemplifying their individual activities and backgrounds rather than act as a collective, the four women presented multimedia work which has notably dematerialized after the concerts, and has since been reconstructed only through scholarly text. In recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of these performances, this exhibition will bring together rarely seen archival material from the evenings in addition to the restaging of Kubota’s first video sculpture, Riverrun—Video Water Poem (1972), and Lucier and Sandoval's The Occasion of Her First Dance and How She Looked (1973).

The exhibition is on view at The Kitchen at Westbeth, March 7, 2023–April 29, 2023, with open hours Monday through Saturday, 11 am–6 pm.


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, Ford Foundation, 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.

Season programming is made possible in part with support from The Kitchen’s Board of Directors and The Kitchen Leadership Fund. Learn more about the Leadership Fund.