Creativity, Collectivity, Convergence: New York City Party Culture, 1970-83
Red Gallery, London
May 31, 2018 - June 14, 2018
The opening night of the "Creativity, Collectivity, Convergence: New York City Party Culture, 1970-83" show at Red Gallery, Shoreditch was fun! Thanks to everyone who came along, to Juan Leal for organising and hosting, to Angela McRobbie for chairing the panel, to Josie Berry, Monique Charles and Juan Lealfor joining the panel, and to the audience for their great contributions to the conversation.
For those who didn't manage to get, the show is open for a couple of weeks. Juan Leal suggested that I offer a tour of the show, so watch this space for more on that. As part of the exhibition Martin Beck will be screening his 13-hour film Last Night, midday to 1am (approx.) on the 9th. The film features the records selected by David Mancuso (always in conversation with the Loft crowd) at the penultimate party at the Prince Street Loft in 1984, so bring a cushion, a balloon, whatever you fancy! On the 10th Martin and I will discuss the making of Last Night and the symbolic importance of 1984 in the history of NYC, beginning at 6pm, I think, so please come along to that if you're free.