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East Village USA revisits the sprawling, renegade art scene that flourished in the East Village during the 1980s. Representing traditional media such as painting, sculpture and photography, while emphasizing the film, music and performance of the period, the exhibition will contain works by more than fifty visual artists, as well as numerous films, videos, listening stations and documentary materials. Covering the stylistic gamut from graffiti and punk expressionism to Neo-Geo and appropriation, East Village USA also examines the key exhibition sites and events that shaped the neighborhood’s sensibility at the beginning of the 1980s: the Times Square Show, Colab, Fashion Moda, the Real Estate Show, Club 57, the Mudd Club and the Pyramid. Additional material will outline an historical context for the East Village as a cultural outpost, beginning with the Beat and co-op gallery scene of the 1950s, and continuing through the counter-cultural era as represented by the impact of the Fillmore East, La Mama, Anthology Film Archives, St. Marks Poetry Project and Millenium Cinema in the 1960s and 1970s. East Village USA is curated by Dan Cameron.


East Village USA
Kurator: Dan Cameron

mit Charlie Ahearn, Judith Barry, Jean Michel-Basquiat, Gretchen Bender, Ellen Berkenblit, Edo Bertoglio, Ashley Bickerton, Mike Bidlo, Sarah Charlesworth, Sue Coe, George Condo, Arch Connelly, Martha Cooper, CRASH  (John Matos), Debby Davis, Daze  (Chris Ellis), Jimmy De Sana, Jane Dickson, Ethyl Eichelberger, John Epperson, Karen Finley, Luis Frangella, Futura 2000 , Bobby G , Judy Glantzman, Nan Goldin, Rodney Alan Greenblat, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Peter Halley, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Becky Howland, Peter Hujar, Kiely Jenkins, John Jesurun, John Kelly, Richard Kern, Jeff Koons, Stephen Lack, Lady Pink , Greer Lankton, Ann Magnuson, Frank Maya, Dona Ann McAdams, McDermott & McGough, Patrick McMullan, Frank Moore, Nicolas Moufarrege, Tom Murrin (aka Alien Comic ), Peter Nagy, Joseph Nechvatal, Klaus Nomi, Glenn O´Brien, Tom Otterness, Richard Prince, Lee Quinones, David Robbins, Walter Robinson, James Romberger, Tom Rubnitz, David Sandlin, Hope Sandrow, Kenny Scharf, Peter Schuyff, Jim Self, Laurie Simmons, Jack Smith, Kiki Smith, Sonic Youth , Haim Steinbach, Nelson Sullivan, Philip Taaffe, Fiona Templeton, Paul Theck, Tseng Kwong Chi, Meyer Vaisman, Anton van Dalen, Tom Warren, Ande Whyland, David Wojnarowicz, Martin Wong, Zephyr