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Nelson Sullivan’s Pretty Interesting Types
Run time: Approx 2hrs

Performa Hub
47 Walker St.
New York, NY 10013


A special program organized in collaboration with the Nelson Sullivan Video Collection and NYU’s Fales Library & Special Collections that features rare videos, portraits of people and places from NYC’s downtown underworld of the 1980s, followed by a conversation about the queer scene then and now between artist and nightlife impresario Juliana Huxtable and scholar Ricardo Montez.

Co-curated by Adrienne Edwards and Joshua Lubin-Levy.

Ricardo Montez, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies and Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students at The New School, has served as a faculty fellow in Latino studies at New York University and was a Costen postdoctoral fellow in race and ethnicity studies at Princeton University. His forthcoming book, Riding/Writing the Line: Keith Haring, Race, and the Performance of Desire, explores the construction of race within American popular culture through an examination of the 1980s pop artist Keith Haring. He is currently developing a project on Nelson Sullivan. Montez received his PhD in Performance Studies from New York University.

Image credit: Nelson Sullivan and Leigh Bowery, Leigh Bowery/Charles Atlas/Tom Rubnitz's Birthday Party Tape #316 still, 1989; courtesy of Nelson Sullivan Video Collection.


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