The View from a Volcano:
The Kitchen's Soho Years, 1971-85
by Debra Singer, Matthew Lyons, and Lumi Tan
On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, The Kitchen presents an exhibition revealing the depth of its early history as a home for both experimental performance-based work and exciting new developments in the visual arts. The show offers a unique perspective on the vibrant, interconnected downtown New York arts scene of the 1970s and early 1980s and features single-channel videos and other artworks presented alongside audio, video, and print documentation related to the institution’s programming during its fifteen years in Soho (1971-85). Featuring video documentation of and artworks by Vito Acconci, Ambitious Lovers, Laurie Anderson, Karole Armitage, Robert Ashley, Charles Atlas, Beastie Boys, Gretchen Bender, Dara Birnbaum, Eric Bogosian, Trisha Brown, Bush Tetras, John Cage, Rhys Chatham, Constance de Jong, Jean Dupuy, Eiko & Koma, Molissa Fenley, Kit Fitzgerald, Simone Forti, Jon Gibson, Pat Hearn, Julia Heyward, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Bill T. Jones, Jill Kroesen, Joan Logue, Jackson Mac Low, Christian Marclay, Larry Miller, Meredith Monk, Matt Mullican, Dennis Oppenheim, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Steve Paxton, Wendy Perron, Howardena Pindell, Boris Policeband, Steve Reich, Rock Steady Crew, Arthur Russell, Jon Sanborn, Carolee Schneeman, Stuart Sherman, Mike Smith, Elizabeth Streb, Talking Heads, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Bill Viola, Lawrence Weiner, Arnie Zane, and documentation of many more who were redefining what art, music, dance, and performance could be.
June 30–August 27, 2011
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