JUST KICK IT TILL IT BREAKS
Fia Backström, Carol Bove, Bozidar Brazda, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Adam Helms, Scott Hug, Corey McCorkle, Dave McKenzie, Josephine Meckseper, Michael Phelan, and Meredyth Sparks.
This catalog was published on the occasion of the group exhibition JUST KICK IT TILL IT BREAKS, curated by Debra Singer and Matthew Lyons, which took place at The Kitchen on March 8 - April 28, 2007. Copies are $10 and can be purchased at our box office at 512 West 19th Street, or by phone at (212)255-5793, ext. 11 (with an additional shipping + handling cost of $5).
In response to a moment in America marked by tepid civic activism, widespread conservatism, and rampant consumerism, the artists in this exhibition create works in which the “political” is addressed indirectly through allegorical approaches and subtle contextual displacements. Borrowing visual idioms from the realms of advertising, the media, and interior design, these artists locate tangential points of protest that are slyly complicit with the terms of capitalism they often seek to undermine. At the same time, they investigate romanticized notions of outlaw culture and underground movements, questioning whether any position of political resistance remains out of reach of commercial co-optation.
Between Thought and Sound
This catalog was published on the occassion of the group exhibition Between Thought and Sound: Graphic Notation in Contemporary Music, which took place at The Kitchen in the fall of 2007. Copies are $10 and can be purchased at our box office at 512 West 19th Street, or by phone at (212)255-5793, ext. 11 (with an additional shipping + handling cost of $5).
The exhibition presented a broad range of graphic scores by contemporary composers and sound artists, and included forty-one works by thirty-one artists, namely: Laura Andel, Robert Ashley, James Beckett, David Behrman, Cathy Berberian, Earle Brown, Cornelius Cardew, Tony Conrad, John Driscoll, Morton Feldman, Jon Gibson, Tom Johnson, Alison Knowles, Joan La Barbara, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier, Miya Masaoka, Kaffe Matthews, Meredith Monk, Gordon Mumma, Anthony Jay Ptak, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, James Saunders, Michael J. Schumacher, Elliott Sharp, Wadada Leo Smith, Yasunao Tone, David Tudor, Stephen Vitiello, and Christian Wolff.
Between Thought and Sound was curated by independent curator Alex Waterman and The Kitchen’s Debra Singer and Matthew Lyons. Designed by Will Holder, the catalog includes an introduction by Singer, an essay by Waterman, numerous quotes from the artists, and black and white reproductions of many of the scores from the exhibition. It also features a photo essay prepared by Lyons, highlighting The Kitchen’s historical connection to much of the material in the show.