Party Out Of Bounds Closing Event: Curator Tour
La MaMa Galleria
On the closing day of "Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980," exhibition co-curators Emily Colucci and Osman Can Yerebakan led a guided tour and discussion of the exhibition, discussing the intersection of the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis and nightlife from the 1980s to the present.
Since the beginning of the AIDS pandemic, nightlife has been an escape, a community, a forum for information about safer sex practices and a center for activism. Taking its title from a B-52’s song, Party Out Of Bounds showcased the transformative possibilities of nightlife as an alternative form of activism.
Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980 featured artwork by Nayland Blake, Elegance Bratton, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Luis Carle, Clit Club Archive/Julie Tolentino, Chloe Dzubilo, Scott Ewalt, Robert Getso, Keith Haring, Aldo Hernandez Archive, Peter Hujar, Kia Labeija, Marc Lida, Caldwell Linker, Lovett/Codagnone, Charles Lum, Joseph Modica, Hunter Reynolds, Eric Rhein, John Sex, Linda Simpson, Chad States, Nelson Sullivan, Wu Tsang & RJ Messineo, Conrad Ventur, John Walter, John Waters, Jessica Whitbread, and David Wojnarowicz
Emily Colucci is a freelance art writer, independent curator and co-founder of Filthy Dreams, a blog looking at art through a queer lens and with a touch of camp.
Osman Can Yerebakan is an independent art writer and curator based in New York. Osman, who holds a BA in Comparative Literature and an MA in Art Management, contributes to various online publications on contemporary art and curates exhibitions around NYC.