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

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MoMA PS1

22-25 Jackson Avenue

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With Strange Party, Adele Bertei, Bob Holman, Man Parrish and Brant Kingman among others

Sunday, November 5, 2017

12:00 p.m.

In conjunction with Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, on view at The Museum of Modern Art beginning October 31, VW 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 (knownly 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.

Reuniting artists who were part of Club 57 and New York’s downtown community in the late 70s and early 80s, the program features live poetry organized by Bob Holman, poet and former host of the St Mark’s Poetry Project, (1978-84), and temporary installations and interventions from Man Parrish and Brant Kingman, alongside screenings and discussion focused on the legacy of club culture and alternative spaces. The event culminates with a live performance from Adele Bertei and a one-off concert from the iconic club band Strange Party.

Tickets: $15 (MoMA Members $13)

Become a MoMA Member and enjoy discounted tickets and other benefits. Members can secure advance tickets in person at the MoMA PS1 Box Office or by calling (718) 784-2084 and choosing extension 0 during museum hours.

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