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The Kitchen  Center for video, music, dance, performance, film and literature founded in 1971.

Next week, we’re proud to present Leon Vynehall’s US debut of his immersive live show of “Nothing Is Still”; a new release on @ninjatune and lyrical ode to his grandparents’ immigration to NYC from the U.K. in the 1960s. In creating this deeply personal, atmospheric evening, Vynehall crafts one story told over three separate mediums. He’ll be joined by London-based leftfield and jazz artists Sam Beste on piano/synth, Rob Mullarkey on bass, and Will Ritson on drums. Tix on-sale now!!!
@youngreplicant #NothingIsStill @vynehall

We just added a Saturday matinee to the sold out run of @tourmaliiine and @sashawortzel’s immersive screening of Happy Birthday, Marsha! ✨Tickets on sale now for the 2pm show on Saturday, and in-person waitlists will start an hour ahead of the 8pm shows this Friday and Saturday. ✨✨✨

We are very excited to have Trajal Harrell back again the week; this time reimagining the hoochie koochie—an erotic dance first popularized by the Syrian dancer Little Egypt—in his new work, “Caen Amour.” At 7pm and 9pm for two nights only, the theater becomes a crossroads of a contemporary hoochie koochie show, fashion runway, and dance laboratory; stage, catwalk, and dressing room; a museum piece for the historical imagination.

Presented as part of the Crossing The Line Festival, produces by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
@trajal @fiafny #CaenAmour

Join us tonight at 7pm for a free screening program of historical and contemporary experimental short films from India curated by filmmakers Shai Heredia and Shumona Goel. These films by Pramod Pati, Ruchir Joshi, SNS Sastry, and Goel & Heredia offer a small window onto India’s extensive and eclectic avant-garde cinematic landscape, while also connecting to themes explored in Chitra Ganesh’s exhibition on view now, such as the organization of the self in relation to the organization of the city, and others.

Shai Heredia, filmmaker and founding director of EXPERIMENTA, the moving image art biennial in Bangalore, will present this program in person. @shaiheredia @chitraganeshbkny @experimentaindia (stills from Abid by Pramod Pati)

Join us tonight at 7pm for a free screening program featuring People Mover by Michael Amstad and Marte Eknæs, accompanied by John Smith’s Blight, 1994–96, and Charles Atlas & Karole Armitage’s From An Island Summer, 1983–84. Utilizing distinct visual languages, the three films are connected through the topics of the constructed urban space, movement, and flexibility. The program is a journey through different emotional states and atmospheres, guided by each film’s compelling use of soundscapes and music. This program was curated by Eknæs and Amstad for Grüner Salon, Volksbühne in Berlin last March, and this is the first screening of People Mover in the US. #peoplemovervideo @infomarte @echtcoolerhund @theotherjohnsmith #charlesatlas @karolearmitage

Our fall season begins this week! Join us this Thursday evening 6-8pm for the opening of the exhibition “Her garden, a mirror” by Chitra Ganesh. These new works in printmaking, sculpture, and video continue Ganesh’s exploration of gender and power in a futurist imaginary, taking as a point of departure the utopian, sci-fi novella “Sultana’s Dream” from 1905 by Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. @chitraganeshbkny #chitraganesh

Friday is the last day of our #OnWhiteness exhibition! It has been an incredible 5 weeks of performances, residencies, and talks in collaboration with @theracialimaginary Institute. Pictured here is #ColonialWhiteness by #CharlotteLagarde and the Whiteness resource library 📚

Tomorrow at 7pm, join us for #AngiePittman’s evening length solo “Sequined Kisses and Vazlean,” the last performance in the #OnWhiteness project. RSVPs are closed but an in-person waitlist will start at 6pm!

Tonight at 7pm, Seung-Min Lee performs “Intolerable Whiteness”, which takes on the conflicted symbolic power of milk. 🥛RSVPs are closed, but an in-person waitlist starts at 6pm. The #OnWhiteness exhibition will be open until 6:45, don’t miss Seung’s related installation upstairs! 🥛

The poets of #DarkNoiseCollective are in residency this week for #OnWhiteness! Join us for two events: tonight’s public panel at 7pm and Friday’s readings of poems generated during the residency period, also at 7pm. Both events are sold out, but an in-person waitlist will start at 6pm.

Happy Friday! A reminder that our gallery is closed on weekends for summer hours 📆#OnWhiteness is on view through August 3. Pictured here are works by #NativeArtDepartmentInternational @cindysherman @rodrigovalenzuela_studio #TitusKaphar @toyinojihodutola @anickayi @kengonzalesday and @sandeep__mukherjee 📷 by Jason Mandella

Playwright #JackieSibbliesDrury is in residency for #OnWhiteness this week! In collaboration with #KaaronBriscoe, #KanezaSchaal, and #SaoriTsukada, they will explore how physical comedy and violence are written onto the black body, with open rehearsals tomorrow and Friday at 5:30pm. Here Kaaron instructs Jackie on #spittakes 💦💦💦

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