“Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983”

Art, Contemporary art
Kenny Scharf, Untitled #6 (Speed), 1979
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles

Time Out says

Forty years ago, dirt-cheap rents and an edgy vibe lured arty types to swarm downtown venues like CBGB’s and the Mudd Club. One such place was Club 57 on St. Marks Place, which hosted evenings like the "Monster Movie Club" and "Name That Noise: A Punk Rock Game Show," and attracted artists and performers such as Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, John Sex and Ann Magnuson. The scrappy venue is now the subject of this MoMA retrospective, which looks back to a moment when New York was dirtier and more dangerous—but also more alive with creative possibilities.

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Event phone: 212-708-9400

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