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May 24, 2011

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As part of its 40th anniversary season, New York’s veteran nonprofit performance space The Kitchen is slated to present “The View from a Volcano: The Kitchen’s SoHo Years, 1971-85,” June 30-Aug. 27, 2011. The exhibition of video, audio and prints detailing its programming during those early years -- when it was housed on the second floor of a SoHo loft building at Wooster and Broome Streets -- is bound to bring back sweet memories of the art world’s older set. Organized by Debra Singer, Matthew Lyons and Lumi Tan, the show boasts artwork and documentation by the extensive range of artists who were making music, dance, and performance in 1970s and 1980s New York.

Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the exhibition’s featured artists include Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Karole Armitage, Beastie Boys, Dara Birnbaum, Tony Conrad, Simone Forti, Philip Glass, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Bill T. Jones, Mike Kelley, George Lewis, Robert Longo, Christian Marclay, John Miller, Matt Mullican, Tony Oursler, Arthur Russell, Carolee Schneeman, Cindy Sherman, Sonic Youth, Talking Heads and many more.

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