Over three weekends in June, The Kitchen’s building will contain three empty floors that will be stripped of their identity of gallery, theater, and office space; each floor will be activated sequentially through custom sound and video systems by musicians, dancers, performance artists and DJs, incorporating artists who have worked with The Kitchen over decades, as well as those new to the space. ASSEMBLY aims to promote thinking about access, collective thought, and recognizing how sound/music and the structure of certain spaces lend themselves to a nuanced and rich cultural exchange. By recasting the use of our building to more fluidly generate these ideas, The Kitchen can meditate on how non-profit institutions should represent, and be shaped by, their publics in the present day. Organized by Kevin Beasley, Lumi Tan, Tim Griffin and Nicole Kaack. 

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011 | (212) 255-5793

Tickets: $10 General / $8 Members. Children under 18 free (reservation recommended).

Performance dates:

Saturday, June 15, 6:30pm—Suzi AnaloguePamela Z 
Sunday, June 16, 4pm—King Britt presents Moksha BlackRichard Kennedy

Saturday, June 22, 6:30pm—MhysaDavid Thomsonwhoisskitzo 
Sunday, June 23, 4pm—HPrizmRobert Aiki Aubrey Lowestud1nt

Saturday, June 29, 6:30pm—LafawndahNARAngie Pittman 
Sunday, June 30, 4pm—Jason MoranLogan TakahashiWetware

Installation on view:

Friday, June 21, 11am-6pm
Friday, June 28, 11am-6pm

ASSEMBLY is supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; annual grants from Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, and Cowles Charitable Trust; 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 Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Body of Work | photos by Paula Court Sculpture | Kevin Beasley