Anicka Yi: You Can Call Me F
For You Can Call Me F, The Kitchen’s gallery will function as a forensic site in which the artist aligns society’s growing paranoia around contagion and hygiene (both public and private) with the enduring patriarchal fear of feminism and potency of female networks. Anicka Yi’s new works will gather biological information from one hundred women to cultivate the idea of the female figure as a viral pathogen, which undergoes external attempts to be contained and neutralized. Employing the visual language of quarantine tents, which allow limited transparency and access while aiming to protect their fragile ecosystems within, Yi’s humanist approach foregrounds the politics and subjectivities of smell, and its impact on our empathic understanding of each other.
Special thanks to exhibition collaborators:
Tal Danino – MIT Post Doc, Synthetic Biologist
Patrick Hickey – Biologist
Scent analysis and formulation provided by Air Variable. Founded by Sean Raspet in 2014, Air Variable is a scent fabrication company focusing exclusively on olfactory and chemistry-related art and design projects;
And to the women who contributed to the exhibition:
Michele Abeles, Becca Albee, Alisa Baremboym, Stefania Bortolami, Kerstin Braetsch, Lauren Boyle, A.K. Burns, Johanna Burton, Alexandra Butler, Lauren O’Neill Butler, Eleanor Cayre, Xavier Cha, Mary Ceruti, Margaret Liu Clinton, Lauren Cornell, Aria Dean, Cristina Delgado, Nikola Dietrich, Bridget Donahue, Olivia Erlanger, Emma Fernberger, Elena Filipovic, Bridget Finn, Gabrielle Giattino, Laurel Gitlen, Yulan Grant, K8 Hardy, Pati Hertling, Liz Hop, Katie Hubbard, Juliana Huxtable, Jane Jo, Lisa Jo, Caroline Jones, Ruba Katrib, Sophie Kaye, Michelle Kuo, Maggie Lee, Margaret Lee, Amy Lien, Rachel Uffner, Mirabelle Marden, Park McArthur, Haley Mellin, Andrea Merkx, Laura Mitterrand, Jeanette Mundt, Andrea Neustein, Mariko Ouchi, Laurence Perrillat, Kari Rittenbach, Rachel Rose, Meg Rotzel, Nicole Russo, Holly Stanton, Simone Subal, Mika Tajima, Lumi Tan, Kelly Taxter, Allese Thomson, Brina Thurston, Alise Upitis, Allyson Vieira, Amy Yao, Wendy Yao, and additional anonymous donors.
Curated by Lumi Tan.
March 5–April 11
Opening Reception: March 5, 6–8pm
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tuesday – Friday, 12-6 PM
Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM