The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is pleased to welcome GoNightclubbing, a series of photographs by artist Emily Armstrong on view at 80WSE’s Washington Windows satellite space, located just north of our main exhibition space at 80 Washington Square East. GoNightclubbing sources three iconic images by Armstrong from her GoNightclubbing archive, depicting Cheetah Crome and Stiv Bators from the band The Dead Boys, and Pat Ivers, Armstrong’s collaborator on GoNightclubbing, printed specifically for the Washington Square Windows at monumental scale.
The project is presented in conjunction with the exhibition GoNightclubbing Video Lounge, a multi-media installation, curated by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong, which recreates the infamous Danceteria Video Lounge that they created in 1980. The re-imagined Video Lounge installation celebrates Ivers and Armstrong’s work at the iconic Danceteria nightclub, where they pioneered the video DJ concept during the height of the punk rock era. The Video Lounge installation derives from Ivers’ and Armstrong’s NIGHTCLUBBING Archive, part of the Fales Downtown Collection. Acquired by Fales in 2013, the Archive comprises video of 82 bands at 115 musical performances.
GoNightclubbing Video Lounge will be on view at the The Tracey-Barry Gallery from March 20 - May 31, 2014 and is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. The gallery is an extension of the Fales Library and Special Collections located inside NYU’s Elmer Bobst Library, at the corner of West 4th Street and Laguardia Place.
GoNighclubbing is the first in a series of projects presented under the name Fales @80WSE, a newly founded, ongoing collaboration between the Fales Library and 80WSE Gallery. Fales @80WSE will operate as a satellite exhibition space for the library, dedicated to expanding its visibility and magnifying the vast scope of their holdings.
Fales Library and Special Collection is comprised of 10,000 linear feet of archive and manuscript material, 89,000 audio and visual elements and 355,000 volumes that include rare books, manuscripts of English and American Literature, the Downtown Book Collection, the Food and Cookery Collection, the Riot Grrrl Collection and the General Special Collection. Fales @80WSE will position these rare and unique resources as a catalyst for original exhibitions displayed in the Washington Windows, each of which will be organized by a rotating roster of curators, artists, and academics who will work collaboratively with NYU students, from across the university, on the research and production for each project.