For those that do not know, click on the highlighted names of people or places if you want more information about them. I am very proud to have my photographs in the MoMA New York Museum of Modern Art exhibition "Club 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983". It opened October 31rst 2017 and closes April 1st 2018. I attended the opening and it was a pleasure to see all the people who I knew from Club 57 back in the '80s. You can see the nine Club 57 photographers on monitors before you go into the exhibition. I am honoured to be with these talented photographers. The photos and images above of the monitors and the entrance of the opening of the show is taken by one of the exhibition photographer's the talented April Palmieri. I want to thank the curators for their great hard work for putting all of this together: Ron Magliozzi, Sophie Cavoulacos and guest curator Ann Magnuson. The other photographers with me in the exhibition is Lina Bertucci, Katherine Dumas, April Palmieri, Anthony Scibelli, Joseph Skodzinski, Harvey Wang, Ande Whyland and Christina Yuin. The following is a description of the exhibition by MoMA:
The East Village of the 1970s and 1980s continues to thrive in the global public’s imagination. Located in the basement of a Polish Church at 57 St. Marks Place, Club 57 (1978–83) began as a no-budget venue for music and film exhibitions, and quickly took pride of place in a constellation of countercultural venues in downtown New York fueled by low rents, the Reagan presidency, and the desire to experiment with new modes of art, performance, fashion, music, and exhibition. A center of creative activity in the East Village, Club 57 is said to have influenced virtually every club that came in its wake.
Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983 is the first major exhibition to fully examine the scene-changing, interdisciplinary life of this seminal downtown New York alternative space. The exhibition will tap into the legacy of Club 57’s founding curatorial staff—film programmers Susan Hannaford and Tom Scully, exhibition organizer Keith Haring, and performance curator Ann Magnuson—to examine how the convergence of film, video, performance, art, and curatorship in the club environment of New York in the 1970s and 1980s became a model for a new spirit of interdisciplinary endeavor. Responding to the broad range of programming at Club 57, the exhibition will present their accomplishments across a range of disciplines—from film, video, performance, and theater to photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, zines, fashion design, and curating. Building on extensive research and oral history, the exhibition features many works that have not been exhibited publicly since the 1980s.