ARMORY SPOTLIGHT ANNOUNCED

The Kitchen to present at the fair in new Armory Spotlight program

Ben Tatti, Electronic Imagery, Colorized in Real Time, 1972. Installation view, The Kitchen in the Mercer Arts Center, 240 Mercer Street. Photograph by Ben Tatti. Courtesy of the Vasulka Archive.

As part of Armory Spotlight, the fair honors a New York cultural institution with a complimentary booth, further expanding The Armory Show’s longstanding Cultural Partners Program.

"THE KITCHEN IS A PLATFORM FOR ARTISTS ACROSS PRACTICES, PERSPECTIVES, GENERATIONS, AND LOCALITIES TO PUSH BOUNDARIES AND TO DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES HOW THEY WANT TO BE REPRESENTED AND REMEMBERED."
—LEGACY RUSSELL

The inaugural Armory Spotlight is in partnership with The Kitchen, one of New York City’s oldest not-for-profit spaces that presents a robust, multidisciplinary program of art and performance. The legendary experimental arts institution will present at the fair rarely seen selections from its expansive archive in celebration of the vital contributions of its artists over time.

Founded in 1971, The Kitchen has had a profound local, national, and international impact for 50 years. As part of an ongoing effort by the institution to turn its archive inside-out and amplify access to its work, The Kitchen will invite attendees of the fair to delve deeper into its historic activities at a critical turning point in its history—a radical refraction of its mission. 

Additionally, The Armory Show announces the participants of the 2022 Cultural Partners Program, fostering year-round collaborations with New York’s leading cultural institutions and highlighting the artistic abundance of the city. The partnerships with each institution forge unique opportunities of support through audience engagement and dynamic programming.