NYC's Kitchen Hosting Benefit Art Auction To Rebuild Venue Damaged by Hurricane Sandy
NYC's Kitchen Hosting Benefit Art Auction To Rebuild Venue Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

The Kitchen, a non-profit, experimental performance space in New York City, is hosting an art auction this Monday, Nov. 26, to raise funds to help rebuild the space which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

The historic venue is located on West 19th Street and is but a block from the banks of the Hudson River.

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An email from the Kitchen's Executive Director and Chief Curator Tim Griffin noted that though the damage was extensive, "we have already poured concrete in the lobby and laid down a new dance floor in the theater, which is being repainted as I type. In a challenging time, we are working around the clock to come back stronger than ever."

Artists who donated work for the auction include Doug Aitken, John Baldessari, Kerstin Bratsch and Lucy Raven among many others.

The Kitchen was originally founded as an artist collective in 1971 by Woody and Steina Vasulka. It has helped launch the careers of many artists who have come to define the American avant-garde, including Vito Acconci, Constance de Jong, Gary Hill, Kiki Smith, Charles Atlas, Lucinda Childs, Elizabeth Streb and Bill T. Jones. The space's board members include Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, and Meredith Monk.

Fore more information on the auction go to the Kitchen's homepage here.