ARCADIA: A Gala Honoring William Basinski
ISSUE Project Room honors William Basinski in an evening including the exclusive New York performance of music from Robert Wilson's play "The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic." The music will be performed by Marina Abramovic, Antony, Svetana Spajic, and William Basinski. The evening will pay tribute to William Basinski's pioneering Williamsburg club Arcadia.
When William Basinski opened his nightclub Arcadia in 1992, Williamsburg had more than a decade of history as an outerborough artists' colony. Arcadia and a handful of other entities such as The Lizard's Tail, Lalalandia, Test-Site gallery, Nerve Circle Studios, Mustard and Galapagos transformed the artists' colony into a full blown urban subculture. No neighborhood in Brooklyn compares to Williamsburg for the shrillness of her declaration of artistic autonomy in the closing years of the last century. This neighborhood is the heart of the Brooklyn Renaissance. And at the heart of Williamsburg, in the pivotal years, was Arcadia.
Join us on November 2nd, as we pay tribute to William Basinski and create the distinctive environment and spirited performances of Arcadia at 110 Livingston Street, our future home.
ISSUE Project Room
110 Livingston (Entrance at 22 Boerum Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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