March 5, 2007 - The Kitchen - JUST KICK IT TILL IT BREAKS
March 5, 2007


March 8-April 28, 2007

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street, New York

The Kitchen is pleased to present Just Kick It Till It Breaks, a group exhibition featuring works by Fia Backström, Carol Bove, Bozidar Brazda, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Adam Helms, Scott Hug, Corey McCorkle, Dave McKenzie, Josephine Meckseper, Michael Phelan, and Meredyth Sparks. The exhibition is curated by Executive Director and Chief Curator Debra Singer and Assistant Curator Matthew Lyons.

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.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the following FREE performances and events are being organized:

Seth Price and Kelley Walker (Thursday, March 29, 8pm)
– Bozidar Brazda: Bread (Saturday, April 7, 7pm)
– Ross Cisneros: First as Pilgrims, Then as Pilots (Thursday, April 12, 7pm)
– An evening with Scott Hugs publication K48 (Tuesday, April 24, 7pm)

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 12 to 6pm and Saturday, 11am to 6pm
This exhibition is made possible with generous support from Cristina Enriquez-Bocobo, The Peter Norton Family Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
212.255.5793 x 11

The Kitchen is one of New York Citys oldest nonprofit performance and exhibition spaces, showing experimental work by innovative artists, both emerging and established. Programs range from dance, music, and theatrical performances to video and media arts exhibitions to literary events, film screenings, and artists talks. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.

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