RARE is pleased to present The Downtown Decade, a multi-genre overview of the intensely fertile and interconnected creative scene that developed on New York City’s Lower East Side during the late 1970s and early 1980s. At a time when the city was on the brink of fiscal disaster and suffering daily internal chaos, a burgeoning artistic community emerged that would enduringly alter previously held perceptions of art, photography, literature, film, and music. On display will be original items both by and featuring many of the participants, including Rene Ricard, David Armstrong, Nan Goldin, the Lurie Brothers, Jenny Holzer, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, John Cage, Blondie, the Ramones, and more, as well as historical documentary material and a period soundtrack.
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, September 10–Saturday, October 10, 2015 Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 15th, 6–8 pm
17 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019