“The Real Estate Show”
a vacant city-owned building - 123 Delancey Street
35 artists installation “open” for one day: January 1, 1980
padlocked by the police - January 2
city workers invaded the space
carted off the work
June 1980 - “The Times Square Show"
an abandoned multistory massage parlor - 44th Street & 7th Ave
a non-stop party
paintings, film, video, live music performances
the vandals/the decorators
“New York/New Wave” - February 1981
P.S. 1 - Long Island City
119 artists - curated by Diego Cortez
art hung from floor to ceiling
a coalition of punks, No Wave musicians, painters,
graffiti artists, poets, performers, radical-type forefathers
what’s left when the tide goes out
art based on life and not on art
Kathy Acker, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Henry Chalfant,
Larry Clark, Jimmy de Sana, Bondi, Fab 5 Freddy,
Futura 2000, Nan Goldin, Duncan Hannah, Roberto Juarez,
Lady Pink, Marcus Leatherdale, Arto Lindsay, John Lurie,
Lydia Lunch, Ann Magnuson, Lee Quiñones, Kiki Smith,
Steven Sprouse, Harvey Wang…
The age of showmanship and shamanship
new wave of art ready to break
far-off presence - praying for psychic surf daily
art to reach the public
without mediation/practically dangerous
Source: "New York/New Wave" by O'Brien, Glenn. Artforum International; New York Vol. 41, Iss. 7, (Mar 1, 2003): 108.
View photos of:
”The Real Estate Show” exhibition at 123 Delancey St. here.
”The Times Square Show” exhibition here.
“New York/New Wave” exhibition at P.S. 1 here.