Thursday, November 2

Alternative ’80s: Club 57 and New York's Downtown Scene


Kenny Scharf is one of the artists whose early work ...
"In conjunction with Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, Sunday Sessions presents a program of film, poetry, performances, discussion, and music rooted in the counterculture synonymous with downtown Manhattan in the 1970s and 1980s. Club 57, like MoMA PS1 in the same era (then known simply as P.S.1), was a hive of interdisciplinary creation in which music, performance, film, theater, and art came together. Reuniting legends including Strange Party, fronted by Joey Arias, Adele Bertei, and Bob Holman of the Poetry Project, this program recaptures the spirit of the club scene and celebrates the legacy of New York’s alternative spaces alongside the art and artists they embraced. ..."
MoMA
MoMA - Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 (Video)
NY Times: Club 57, Late-Night Home of Basquiat and Haring, Gets a Museum-Worthy Revival
artbook - Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983