The Kitchen L.A.B. Conference
The Kitchen, New York, NY
March – May 2017
The Kitchen L.A.B. Conference, a unique hybrid of academic symposium and arts festival, gave formal weight to the thinking, collaborations, and communities that have emerged through The Kitchen L.A.B. discussion series since 2012. This initiative convened leading art historians and scholars such as Hal Foster and Shannon Jackson, and influential choreographers Ralph Lemon and Jen Rosenblit, along with other previous L.A.B. participants, for roundtable discussions and panels to reimagine artistic engagement across disciplines. The conference’s goal is to create and sustain meaningful exchange among artists and broad audiences, explore new modes of artmaking while advancing truly avant-garde forms of cultural production, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration. With VIA’s support, The Kitchen commissioned new performative works by three pioneering artists to launch in their theater and gallery spaces as part of the conference.
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