Exhibition:
"Nitelife"
Date
April 3 - April 9 1988
Description

Exhibition of works related to live performance installed in the lobby of the Museum which accompanied the series, "Nitelife."

"By presenting "Nitelife," a project devoted to new and experimental "live art," the Museum is fulfilling its role quite neatly as an institution. That is, it is appropriating and validating as officially "avant-garde" activity which was previously and primarily subcultural (there were certainly authentic subcultural forms developed within and marketed by the East Village phenomenon). It introduces this activity with much fanfare into the mainstream and makes it palatable, no matter what happens, to its largely middle class audience."

-William Olander, Exhibition brochure.
Artists
New Museum curators
Public Program
Copyright
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum Archive
Identifier
6571