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Mon Nov 6, 6:30 PM

THE KITCHEN L.A.B. | Conversation With Yulan Grant, Julia Phillips, Mariana Valencia + Simone White

at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York

Please join us for the second gathering in this year’s L.A.B. series, featuring Yulan Grant, Julia Phillips, Mariana Valencia, and Simone White, and revolving around the term relation.

The Kitchen L.A.B. (its acronym stands for “language,” “art,” “bodies”) invites artists, authors, and curators to unpack ambiguous vocabularies in contemporary art by responding to them both in conversation and artworks. Each evening creates a kind of hybrid event—and, over time, a hybrid audience—that underlines not only points of commonality among disciplines and generations but also, as important, real differences.

This season draws from Édouard Glissant’s 1990 book, Poetics of Relation, in which he imagined an aesthetically and politically transformative form of relationality, seated in the Caribbean diasporic context, and laid the foundation for such important theoretical concepts as opacity and creolization.

Free to the public

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